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Recordings & Resources from Dementia Friends MA symposium, “Let’s Talk about Dementia and Culture”

Dear Friends, I’m happy to share the recordings and resources from the symposium led by Dementia Friends Massachusetts/JF&CS, Let’s Talk About Dementia and Culture: How We Talk and Teach About Dementia in Cultural and Linguistic Communities. This symposium took place on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Visit this webpage to view recordings in English, Mandarin, PortugueseContinue reading “Recordings & Resources from Dementia Friends MA symposium, “Let’s Talk about Dementia and Culture””

NIA Announces a Summer Virtual Meeting Series to Engage the Dementia Care Community

As part of the annual Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias events hosted by NIH, NIA was set to host the 2020 Dementia Care, Caregiving, and Services summit this past March. While the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing guidance kept us from hosting that meeting as planned, we have been hard at work thinking about howContinue reading “NIA Announces a Summer Virtual Meeting Series to Engage the Dementia Care Community”

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”

Libraries: A valuable component of the Dementia Friendly Illinois initiative

As Illinois embarks on its journey to make the State dementia friendly, an important resource to include in the planning process is its public libraries.  Public libraries are respected institutions that can be found in nearly every town, village and city in the state.  No longer content to be mere warehouses for books, libraries areContinue reading “Libraries: A valuable component of the Dementia Friendly Illinois initiative”