Become a Dementia Champion

Dementia Friends (www.dementiafriendsusa.org) has come to Illinois and you can help. This grassroots initiative encourages anyone to learn about dementia and how they can help in the lives of people with dementia. A person becomes a Dementia Friend by either…

The Many Faces of Dementia

Loyola University School of Social Work Annual Summer Institute on Aging 2018 • Understand the various forms of dementia • Develop skills in empathic communication • Recognize family & cultural dynamics in caregiving • Interventions across the trajectory of the…

Creating Partnerships to Provide the Saavy Caregiver Program

Shawnee Alliance in collaboration with SIU-Family Practice Memory Clinic, SIU-School of Social Work Dr. Elaine Jurkowski and the Carbondale Regional Alzheimer representative will be offering the Savvy Caregiver Program course starting in September 28th thru November 2nd. To reach the…

NIA/ACL/CDC Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Webinar Series for Professionals

Get up to speed on the latest in Alzheimer’s and dementia, and learn what you need to know to inform, educate, and empower community members, people with dementia, and family caregivers. Presented by the National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH), the…

CATCH-ON Online Educational Modules are Available!

CATCH-ON collaborators and partners, in consultation with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), older adults, family caregivers, and technical experts, developed online education modules for health and aging professionals and for lay learners that is person-centered and appropriate for…

Dementia Capable Training Webinar Available

The Illinois Department on Aging and the Illinois Council of Care Coordination Units has developed a dementia capable training webinar for the aging network. The training is targeted to care coordinators, adult protective service workers, in-home service workers, aging and disability…

CATCH-ON Online Modules

  The Collaborative Action Team training for Community Health - Older adult Network (CATCH-ON) is a HRSA funded program in the State of Illinois.  Its overarching mission of the CATCH-ON is to unify state-wide academic, health, and community organizations and…