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National Institute on Aging Awards $53.4 Million to Brown University, Hebrew SeniorLife to Advance Dementia Research

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded a five-year grant expected to total $53.4 million to Brown University and Boston-based Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) to lead a nationwide effort to improve health care and quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as their caregivers. Continue reading

Age- and Dementia Friendly Funding Alert: DoN Community Health Funds

The Massachusetts Community Health and Healthy Aging Funds (the Funds) are committed to disrupting and removing barriers to health – structural and institutional racism, poverty, and deep power imbalances – through community-centered policy, systems, and environmental change approaches. Continue reading

Updated Memory Cafe Toolkit Available from JF&CS

Communities across Massachusetts have established Memory Cafes, which are free social programs for people living with dementia and those who care about them.

An updated version of the Memory Cafe Toolkit for those starting or maintaining these programs is now live at www.jfcsboston.org/MemoryCafeToolkit (English) and at www.jfcsboston.org/GuiaCafeDeMemoria (Spanish). Continue reading

Idea Exchange Events to Focus on Age and Dementia Friendly Integration

Fresh off the announcement of a new toolkit geared towards helping communities and stakeholders  integrate Age- and Dementia Friendly efforts, the Massachusetts Councils on Aging and Dementia Friendly Massachusetts will be hosting a series of meetings across the state focused on supporting that integration. Continue reading