‘Dementia Live’ Training Provides River Forest Police Officials a Glimpse of what Patients Experience

by Rachel K. Hindery https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/river-forest/news/ct-rfl-dementia-friendly-tl-0328-story.html River Forest police officials last week put on two pairs of gloves, dark glasses and headphones in a training session meant to simulate some of the effects of dementia. Police Chief James O’Shea and others…

Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map

NADRC Webinar: Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map - State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 2:00-3:00 PM ET Register for the Webinar The 2018-2023 Road Map is informed by four Essential Services of Public…

Evanston Library Memory Café

Please join the Evanston Library, SASI, and Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness for a Memory Café. Date:     Saturday, November 17 from 1pm until 3pm  Place:   Evanston Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL  Falcon Room--3rd Floor Memory Cafés are enrichment opportunities for…

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia in Libraries: How we Support Patrons and their Care Partners

The following information was provided by Jill Skwerski, Community Engagement Librarian at the Evanston Public Library:   Please join us for the next Community Engagement Networking Group meeting, to be held Thursday, November 8, 9:30-11:30am at the Naperville Public Library,…

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Dementia Friendly River Forest Kick-Off

Here is an article shared by Helen Kwan regarding the Dementia Friendly River Forest multi-sectoral community engagement on Friday, September 7, 2018. http://mobile.oakpark.com/News/Articles/10-2-2018/Becoming-a-Dementia-friendly-community/ Becoming a Dementia friendly community No matter what your chronological age, this is the moment to join…

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…

Too Soon to Forget Documentary Airs on American Public Television

Posted for Susan Frick, MSW: For many years, the Without Warning support group of the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center has been creating a documentary on the experience of younger onset Alzheimer's disease, called Too Soon To Forget. Selected by American…

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…

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"…