Publication Dementia, Caregiving and Transportation

Dementia describes a set of symptoms associated with the progressive decline of an individual’s cognitive function, often becoming severe enough to interfere with everyday activities. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, although dementia can be caused by a number of conditions, such as a stroke or traumatic brain injury (Alzheimer’s Association, 2015).…Read more »

News You Can Use: Key Partners & Organizations

Alzheimer’s Association, National Partner The Alzheimer’s Association® is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals interested in research, the Association includes its headquarters in Chicago, a public policy office in Washington, D.C., and a presence in communities across the country.…Read more »

Helping Kids Understand Alzheimer’s Disease

When a family member has Alzheimer’s disease, it affects everyone in the family, including children and grandchildren. It’s important to talk to them about what is happening. How much and what kind of information you share depends on the child’s age and relationship to the person with Alzheimer’s. Helping Kids Cope Here are some tips to…Read more »

Upcoming Events!

  Rethink, Refresh, Recharge: A Half Day Learning Retreat for Caregivers Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Springfield Location: Scheels – 3801 S MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62711 Join us for an exciting educational event for caregivers coping with memory loss and or Alzheimer’s disease. Strategize on your challenges and…Read more »

Real People… Real Stories

Georgia’s Story Georgia (far right) with her mom and sisters Lisa (left) and Jennifer. Thank you for this incredible opportunity to share our experiences and gain comfort and support from each other. I’d like to tell you about my Mom, Janice (pronounced Ja-niece). The experience of caring for her in the last years of her…Read more »

Adapting Activities for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Doing things we enjoy gives us pleasure and adds meaning to our lives. People with Alzheimer’s disease need to be active and do things they enjoy. However, don’t expect too much. It’s not easy for them to plan their days and do different tasks. People with Alzheimer’s may have trouble deciding what to do each…Read more »

Health Care Professionals: Online course for Practical Discussions about Cognitive Impairment with Patients

Discussing memory concerns with your patients can be difficult. Alzheimer’s and other dementias are complex, and patients often have a lot of questions and concerns. To help you prepare for these visits, the Alzheimer’s Association® presents Challenging Conversations About Dementia. The five-module online course covers: Counseling the Worried Well Patient: Review of Alzheimer’s Disease and…Read more »