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…

‘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…

Introducing Dementia Friends Illinois Champion — Tessa McEwen, AM, LSW

Dementia Friends Illinois Champions are individuals who have gone through training to provide in-person one-hour conferences to engage diverse audiences to become Dementia Friends.  Below is an introduction to Tessa Garcia McEwen, AM, LSW, who works at The Memory Center…

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…

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…

Dementia Friends Illinois Road Trips to Wisconsin

Dementia Friends is a global movement which encourages individuals to consider how they can support people in their communities who are living with dementia. Minnesota has been a leader in the Friends program, being the first state to have a…

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…