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Noticing Changes in Memory and Function

If you do not see an aging friend or relative often, changes in his or her health may seem dramatic. In contrast, the primary caregiver might not notice such changes or realize that more help, medical treatment, or supervision is needed. Or, the primary caregiver might not want to accept the fact that the healthContinue reading “Noticing Changes in Memory and Function”

Signs it Might be Time to Talk to a Doctor About Memory Problems

It’s normal to forget things once and a while, but serious memory problems make it hard to do everyday things. But how do you know when to talk to your doctor about memory concerns? Signs include: Asking the same questions over and over again Getting lost in places you know well Not being able toContinue reading “Signs it Might be Time to Talk to a Doctor About Memory Problems”

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 persons on the memory loss spectrum and their care partners. Each event will be aContinue reading “Evanston Library Memory Café”

Health professionals—get tools and training for your practice

Health professionals—physicians, nurses, social workers, and others—play an important role in identifying and caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Check out Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resources for Professionals to access FREE resources on topics like: Tools for assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management Disease-specific information Professional training and curricula Clinical trials and studies Patient care Patient andContinue reading “Health professionals—get tools and training for your practice”