Become a Dementia Champion

Dementia Friends (www.dementiafriendsusa.org) has come to Illinois and you can help. This grassroots initiative encourages anyone to learn about dementia and how they can help in the lives of people with dementia. A person becomes a Dementia Friend by either…

Home and Community-based Service Agency Academic Partnership — A Research Engagement Workshop

Share Experiences.  Share Findings.  Facilitate Planning. PURPOSE: Bringing agencies and researchers together with home care aides, clients, and informal caregivers who have engaged in a PCORI-funded research project to discuss lessons learned. Topics for discussion include Education in the basic…

The Many Faces of Dementia

Loyola University School of Social Work Annual Summer Institute on Aging 2018 • Understand the various forms of dementia • Develop skills in empathic communication • Recognize family & cultural dynamics in caregiving • Interventions across the trajectory of the…

La BROCHA April Art Workshop in Southeast Chicago

Latinas/os Buscando Refugio y Optimismo Cuando Hacen Arte – Latinas/os seeking refuge & optimism when doing art (LA BROCHA – The Paintbrush) invites older Latinas/os to participate in a free art workshop led by a professional artist.   When: Saturday,…

Addressing Transportation, Dementia and Caregiving

Title: Dementia, Caregiving & Transportation Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Time: 2:00-3:30pm Eastern Register now. Description:  The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) collaborated with Dementia Friendly America and Dementia Friendly Prince George’s County, Maryland to conduct a Dementia,…

Inform the National Participation Strategy in Alzheimer’s Research

As part of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, studies are being funded to test treatments, interventions and services for people with Alzheimer’s and their families. Yet, efforts to engage participants in this research are not on pace with…

Latino Health Disparities in Alzheimer’s

April is Minority Health Month. It is an important opportunity to highlight health disparities in Alzheimer's among Latinos and to engage Latinos on brain health, policy advocacy, and movement building. The Latino US Against Alzheimer's Coalition published "Promoting Brain Health Equity During…

Dementia Friendly Network Meeting

Dementia Friendly Network Meeting:  Handling Transitions in Dementia The Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center is pleased to invite you to our spring Dementia Friendly Network meeting. In this workshop we will discuss recognizing symptoms, common changes and how we all can…