Redefining rural dementia support
Effingham Area Alzheimer's Awareness
Memory Moment is our monthly article reaching Effingham, Jasper, Coles, Cumberland, Shelby, Fayette, & Clay counties through our partnerships with local newspapers. All of the monthly articles cover topics related to dementia, caregiving, and aging. Please click below for the following articles:
January 2016: Introduction to Effingham Area Alzheimer's Awareness & Memory Moment Articles
February 2016: Dementia & Alzheimer's: What's the difference?
March 2016: Forget-Me-Not Café
April 2016: Safety & Springtime
June 2016: Summer Vacations & Dementia
July 2016: Can you hear me now? Quick tips for better dementia communication
August 2016: The ABC's of Alzheimer's: Helping your children understand the ins and outs of the disease
September 2016: Starting the conversation
October 2016: Holidays & Alzheimer's
November 2016: Basics of Alzheimer's Disease
December 2016: Let's talk money: Guidelines for tackling finances & Alzheimer's
January 2017: Keeping the winter doldrums away
February 2017: The Power of Love
March 2017: The Power of Volunteering
April 2017: Driving & Dementia
May 2017: Recap of "Medications, Management, Interactions & What You Should Know"
June 2017: Becoming Dementia-Friendly
July 2017: Sweet summertime: Tips for helping your loved one living with dementia enjoy the season!
August 2017: Something's not right. Now what?
September 2017: An unconventional method: Learning dementia caregiving from improv comedy
October 2017: Assessing nonverbal signs of pain
November 2017: What does Alzheimer's awareness mean to you?
December 2017: This is the Year
February 2018: In-depth overview of Lewy Body Dementia
March 2018: Brain Health Awareness Month
April 2018: Breaking the stigma; reaching for support
May 2018: In-depth Overview of Vascular Dementia Part 1
June 2018: In-depth Overview of Vascular Dementia Part 2
July 2018: In-depth Overview of Frontotemporal Dementia
August 2018: Becoming a Dementia Friendly Community
September 2018: Long Distance Caregiving.
October 2018: Preparing for Hospitalization with Dementia
November 2018: In Honor of Caregivers
December 2018: Finding Hope and Joy This Holiday Season
January 2019: Back Where It All Began
February 2019: Common Causes of Dementia-Like Symptoms
March 2019: Keeping Active Vital for those with Dementia
April 2019: Celebrate Older Americans Month
May 2019: Examining the Relationship between Sleep & Alzheimer's
June 2019: Protecting Your Loved One's Financial Security
July 2019: How Do You 'Take Care'?
August 2019: Family Caregiver Support Program
September 2019: Assessing Non-Verbal Signs of Pain
October 2019: Preparing for the Holidays
November 2019: Basics of Alzheimer's Disease
December 2019: This Is the Year
January 2020: Highlighting Our Local Programs
March 2020: Highlighting Long-term Ombudsman Program
May 2020: Dementia Caregiving in the time of COVID-19
June 2020: Non-Profit promotes awareness of dementia
July 2020: Learning caregiving from improv comedy
August 2020: None
September 2020: Decoding the Stages of Dementia
October 2020: Something's Not Right. Now What?
March 2021: Sleep is Important to Reduce Risk of Dementia
April 2021: Exercise to Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
May 2021: Diet Plays an Important Part in Dementia Risk
June 2021: Social Isolation Increases Dementia Risk
July 2021: Strengthen Your Brain to Reduce Dementia Risk
August 2021: Medical Conditions that Raise Risk for Dementia
September 2021: Medical Conditions that Raise Risk for Dementia 2
October 2021: Medical Conditions that Raise Risk for Dementia 3
December 2021: Visiting someone with Dementia
January 2022: Knowing when it is time to look into Long Term Care Home
February 2022: Navigating the Maze of Long-Term Care
April 2022: Common Causes of Treatable Dementia-like Symptoms
May 2022: Making Your Home Dementia Friendly
June 2022: Effingham is now a Dementia Friendly Community!!
July 2022: Volunteering is Good for You
August 2022: Preparing for Hospitalization
September 2022: Helping the Dementia Caregiver