Posts tagged "events"

Caregivers and Dancers Alike! Come Dance for Dementia on May 18

You might be wondering, What does she mean when she says “caregivers and dancers alike”? But I make that comparison with a sincere heart. You see, caregivers and dancers have something in common. They are both brave. They both put themselves out there to do something not many people do. And they both learn to... Read more »

Event Alert: Caregiving in America, November 14th in Chicago

Right smack in the middle of National Family Caregivers Month, Chicagoland caregivers are being treated to a very special event. Hosted by The Washington Post, “Caregiving in America” will focus on the growing number of caregivers in our society, with a special emphasis on the “sandwich generation” – those caring for an aging parent as... Read more »

October 26th Health and Wellness Event a Great Idea for Chicagoland Caregivers

Calling all Chicagoland caregivers! Here’s a fantastic health and wellness event I suggest you check out. Not only will you gather some great information for yourself – it will make a fun outing for you and your loved one as well. Here are the details: What: Be Well, Do Well 47th Ward Health and Wellness... Read more »
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Strut Your Stuff for World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. What, you ask? Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just have a “national” day or week – it’s actually got a “world” designation for a whole month? That’s right. And it should, considering that according to the Alzheimer’s Association, 35 million people around the world and their families are affected by Alzheimer’s disease... Read more »

Dance for Dementia on June 23

If you live in Chicagoland and are caring for someone with dementia or simply care about this cause (in which case, many thanks and blessings), you might want to check out this innovative social event and fundraiser. Dance for Dementia, coordinated by North Shore Dance Therapy in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, strives to connect... Read more »

Recommended: “How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick” on April 22

If you’re a caregiver, you may have heard of the “Best Friends” approach to Alzheimer’s care. It’s a creative approach to caring for a person with dementia that’s based on the assumption that above all, we should be a friend to a person who is ill. After all, don’t love, acceptance, and support go a... Read more »
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Forward Chicago: A Resource for Caregivers as Well as Older Adults

The 47th Ward in Chicago has got it right. Its residents and leaders understand that older adults want to stay in their homes for as long as they can and be active, vibrant members of their community. To help them do this, Forward Chicago was launched. This innovative website was created with the goal of... Read more »

Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Join the Illinois Action Summit on March 13

Perhaps it’s March Madness that has my adrenaline on overdrive lately, or maybe it’s due to The Sequester that has begun wreaking havoc on our nation’s seniors and caregivers (And are we really surprised that a budget agreement wasn’t reached?). Either way, I’m back on my advocacy soapbox to urge all Alzheimer’s caregivers in Chicagoland... Read more »

Why National Family Caregivers Month Matters (Even on Election Day)

If you have not voted yet, stop reading this now! Please go vote and then come back to my blog. There – I’ve done my civic duty by urging you to vote (and yes, I voted at 7:30 AM). In case I wasn’t persuasive enough, perhaps this little dude Truett can convince you (Oh, and... Read more »
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National Memory Screening Day is November 13: Five Things You Should Know

Worried about last week when you forgot your hair appointment? Concerned about your spouse’s recent forgetfulness? National Memory Screening Day may be something you want to consider. The 10th annual National Memory Screening Day will occur on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Initiated by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), the event coordinates community sites across... Read more »