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Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. It’s important to know facts, especially when it comes to finding information online. A few common myths about Alzheimer’s include: Myth: Alzheimer’s and dementia are the same thing. Myth: I will develop Alzheimer’s if my parent has it. Myth: Alzheimer’s symptoms areContinue reading “Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease”

Living With Dementia: Finding Care and Support

People with dementia may experience a range of symptoms related to changes in thinking, remembering, reasoning, and behavior. These symptoms will get worse over time. With that in mind, it’s important to plan ahead and have support in place for when daily activities become difficult. Consider these tips: Explore more tips to find care and support forContinue reading “Living With Dementia: Finding Care and Support”

Lorenzo’s House Family Night is Just Weeks Away!

Young people whose lives have been impacted by a loved one diagnosed with dementia are invited to join Lorenzo’s House on Friday, June 2nd on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue (The Mag Mile), for an evening of Connection & Light! This event has garnered worldwide attention with families driving or flying in from far away places toContinue reading “Lorenzo’s House Family Night is Just Weeks Away!”

Illinois Department of Public Health Launches The Healthy Brain Newsletter

The Illinois Department of Public Health’s Division of Chronic Disease is pleased to announce the creation of “The Healthy Brain Newsletter.” The goal of this newsletter is to deliver trusted information and education about healthy cognitive aging, ways to support brain health, dementia caregiver support, and other relevant highlights including community resources and events throughoutContinue reading “Illinois Department of Public Health Launches The Healthy Brain Newsletter”

22nd Annual Evanston Aging Well Conference, May 3-6

Join the City of Evanston and its residents for three days of fun-filled and health-educational events. There is NO fee to attend any of the events. Day One: Aging Well Film Night – featuring “Team Dream” Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 6 p.m.Location: The Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston Register in advance toContinue reading “22nd Annual Evanston Aging Well Conference, May 3-6”

Volunteers Needed for Studies to Advance Dementia Research

Interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias, and cognitive health? Learn about new and featured studies below or search for clinical trials and studies near you with the Clinical Trials Finder. New and featured studies Click on the trial name for details and contact information. Caregiving Cognitive Training Daily Functioning Exercise and SupplementsContinue reading “Volunteers Needed for Studies to Advance Dementia Research”

Questions About End-of-Life Care for a Person with Dementia

Dementia can present special end-of-life care challenges, in part because the disease progression is so unpredictable. When someone has dementia, it’s important to understand available end-of-life medical options and weigh the benefits, risks, and side effects of any treatment. You might ask the health care team: Explore more questions about end-of-life care for a personContinue reading “Questions About End-of-Life Care for a Person with Dementia”