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Dementia Friendly Movie

Illinois' first dementia friendly event

Illinois' first dementia friendly movie event, Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, is on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at 10:00 am at York Theater in Elmhurst. The event, open to the public, is hosted by the RUSH Alzheimer's Disease Center and the Without Warning Support Group. The cost for this event is $5.00 per person.


"This is the very first event of its kind here in Illinois!" said Susan Frick, RUSH Alzheimer's Disease Center and Without Warning Support Group. "This dementia friendly movie is something we hope to build upon as we work to grow the Dementia Friendly America program here in Illinois."


The U.S. Census Bureau predicts by 2050 the adult population of those over the age of 65 will have grown to over 80 million. At that time this group will be about 20 percent of the population.1 "As our population ages we have seen a growing need for services and programs for individuals who experience some form and degree of dementia," says Susan Frick.


For people who have developed dementia attending public performances of any kind can be difficult experiences for them as well as their care partners. This "Dementia Friendly Movie" will create an atmosphere of acceptance and community. As part the Dementia Friendly Illinois program it is hoped that this activity will help lead to other around the Chicago area and throughout the State.


Anyone interested in this unique opportunity they should contact Susan Frick at 312-942-5359.


For more information about the RUSH Alzheimer's Disease Center see: https://www.rushu.rush.edu/research/departmental-research/rush-alzheimers-disease-center . For more information about the Without Warning Support Group see: http://www.without-warning.net/ . For more information about the Dementia Friendly Illinois program see: https://ilbrainhealth.org/dementia-friendly-illinois/ . ###

Date & Time

Every Day!

Apr 18, 2018 through Apr 24, 2018

4:00PM - 10:00AM

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