Planning activities for people with Alzheimer’s

Here is some information from the National Institute on Aging that may be of help. 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…

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…

Does Alzheimer’s Run in Your Family

From the National Institute on Aging... Families have many things in common, including their genes, environment, and lifestyle. Together, these things may offer clues to diseases, like Alzheimer’s, that can run in a family. A doctor may ask the patient…

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…

New Website for Older Latino Adults with Cognitive Concerns and Caregivers

Below is a message from Yadira Montoya, MSPH, Senior Community Engagement Coordinator at the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center Here is information about a new bilingual resource that may be helpful for the Latino older adults and caregivers. Health professional who works…

Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map Release Webinars

The Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map (RM) for Dementia will be released October 18, 2018, through a series of webinars, as well as events/presentations at American Public Health Association and Gerontological Society of America Conferences. The Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map will be present…

What are biomarkers and how do they help detect dementia?

From the National Institute on Aging: Biomarkers are measures of what is happening inside the living body, shown by the results of laboratory and imaging tests. Biomarkers can help doctors and scientists diagnose diseases and health conditions, find health risks…

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…

Caring of Caregivers Organically (CoCO): Health Study for Latinas Caring for Family Members with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

When an individual faces Alzheimer's disease or related dementia (ADRD), those who assume caregiver roles are also affected in the trajectory of providing care. Consequently, it is crucial to also consider the caregiver’s health and well-being as they may forgo…

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…