2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s
June 21, 2013: Organize a team for this sunrise-to-sunset event and raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. To learn more, please visit the Alzheimer’s Association website, www.alz.org or http://thelongestday.alz.org/.
Alzheimer’s Association-St Louis Chapter Professional Education Classes
Please view the flyer here: Alzheimer’s Association Professional Education Classes July-Dec 2013
Dementia, Falls & Care –Speaker Series (St. Louis)
July 31, 2013: Join St. Louis University School of Medicine dementia expert, Ahmed Baig, M.D., as he shares insight on the relationship between dementia and fall risk. Following the discussion will be Q&A panel discussion with Jan McGillick, M.S.W, L.N.H.A., Education Director, Alzheimer’s Association – St. Louis Chapter, and Timothy Dolan, Founder of Dolan Care Centers. Location: Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Main Tower: Auditoriums 1, 2 & 3, 3015 N. Ballas Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63131. The program is free, but seating is limited. Registration is required, please visit www.alz.org/stl/in_my_community_58781.asp or call 1-800-272-3900.
Alzheimer’s Association® 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
The new report is available for download by visiting www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_facts_and_figures.asp.
Missouri Alzheimer’s State Plan Task Force
You may also visit: http://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/alzheimersscu.php
Alive Inside – A Story of Music & Memory
YouTube links below are clips from a forthcoming documentary called “Alive Inside,” about the power of music to restore some neurological function and quality of life to nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s Disease and other conditions.
The film follows Dan Cohen, a social worker who stumbled onto the power of loading iPods with the favorite music of nursing home residents and playing it for them when they were essentially unreachable in any other way. The effect of the music, as you can tell from the clips, often lasts considerably longer than the music itself. Oliver Sacks, the famous neurologist and author, narrates portions of the movie and explains how this is possible. Cohen has since founded a 501(c)3 non-profit called Music & Memory, with a mission to deliver free personalized iPods to nursing home residents across the country. They accomplish this with donations and donated used iPods. The film was previewed at this year’s Pioneer Network Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. The film is not in theaters or available on DVD at this time, as the filmmakers want to take it on the film festival circuit later this year. View trailer clips from the film:
More clips are available on the Music & Memory website at: http://www.musicandmemory.org/index.html.
posted August 22, 2012