On November 10, 2020, JF&CS hosted the virtual symposium Let’s Talk About Dementia and Culture: How We Talk and Teach About Dementia in Cultural and Linguistic Communities. Over 625 participants joined in a far-reaching discussion of disparities in the risk of developing dementia and in access to diagnosis, research, and care, as well as how we can learn from the values and wisdom of many cultural traditions. Continue reading
By 2060, almost a quarter of the U.S. population will be age 65 or older. Healthy People 2030 focuses on reducing health problems and improving quality of life for older adults.
MHAC is proud to work with Dementia Friendly leaders that will be hosting some upcoming learning opportunities on inclusive support for people living with Dementia as well as Memory Cafes. Continue reading
The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages those in our network to join the following upcoming events: Continue reading
The Alzheimer’s Association New England regional chapters have developed resources to help those with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers navigate the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. The organizations have also included information on their advocacy efforts, and ways you can get involved in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Continue reading
Please see the following webinars and virtual meetings to support age- and dementia friendly communities. Continue reading
Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, an annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association®, reveals the burden of Alzheimer’s and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation’s health care system, including the latest Alzheimer’s prevalence, incidence, mortality and costs of care data. Continue reading
One of the many special aspects of memory cafés is that they provide a way for friends to spend time together. Continue reading