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Dementia Awareness Proclamation Approved for the Village of Westmont

City of Westmont Press Release: Susan Frick with Westmont Village Officials At the November 7, 2019 Village of Westmont Board Meeting, the Village approved a proclamation declaring that November 7 be Dementia Friendly Awareness Day in Westmont.  November is also…

Featured Article: “With no dementia cure in sight, it’s time for communities to become dementia friendly”

A very interesting article (written and shared by Nancy Berlinger, of the Hastings Center) about innovative Dementia-Friendly initiatives being implemented in the United Kingdom as well as cities throughout the United States. An excerpt from the article: "While I was…

Arts Camp for Brain Health

Chicago’s leading hospitals and not-for-profit arts organizations are joining together to activate artists as healers, creating a day of arts programming for those with early-stage memory loss, diminished cognitive and neuro-motor function, and those who care for them.  Attached and…

Banking and Financial Services for a Dementia Friendly America

Dementia Friendly America is partnering with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition on a May 30 webinar, Banking and Financial Services for a Dementia Friendly America. The webinar will explore dementia-friendly banking research, tools and resources for fostering communities that effectively…

Memory Cafes and Dementia Friendly Communities

Persons living with dementia (PLWD) and their care partners often experience social disengagement and disconnection as they navigate disease progression. Isolation can cause multiple challenges for the PLWD and their care partners including depression, a decline in health, and worsening…

60 Minutes: A Deeper Look Inside of Caring For a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

For 10 years, Dr. Jon LaPook has been checking in on Carol Daly, a woman diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and her caregiver husband, Mike. After a decade, the disease has had a devastating impact on each of them Click the link below:…

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…

A look at Alzheimer’s on “60 Minutes'” “For Better or For Worse”

CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook followed Carol and Mike Daly for 10 years, after Carol was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and her husband took on the role of caregiver. Dr. LaPook joins CBSN to discuss his "60 Minutes"…