The Healthy Brain Initiative’s (HBI) State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018-2023 Road Map

From the CDC's Division of Population Health: The third in a series of public health road maps was just released this week.  It is entitled  The Healthy Brain Initiative’s (HBI) State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018-2023…

What’s the connection between Alzheimer’s and Down Syndrome?

A message from the National Institute on Aging... Many, but not all, people with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer’s disease when they get older. Scientists are conducting basic studies, biomarker studies, and clinical trials to better understand why some people with…

Help prevent falls in people with Alzheimer’s

Here is a message from the National Institute on Aging:   People with Alzheimer’s may not see as well as they used to, making it a problem to navigate around the house safely. Here are some changes you can make…

Alzheimer’s and dementia research needs you!

The following is a message from the National Institute on Aging:   Alzheimer’s and related dementias clinical trials nationwide are looking for volunteers just like you! Many people say participating in a clinical trial is a way to play a…

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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…

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…

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…

How can caregivers take care of themselves?

National Institute on Aging sent this bulletin at 11/14/2017 03:25 PM EST Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Care for your physical health by…