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ACT on Alzheimer’s® is a volunteer driven, statewide collaboration preparing Minnesota for the impacts of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  This site provides a toolkit and resources to guide communities in becoming dementia capable, practice tools to assist professionals in identifying and managing the disease and current activities that can be shared and modeled.

ACT on Alzheimer’s® is a volunteer driven, statewide collaboration preparing Minnesota for the impacts of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. This site provides a toolkit and resources to guide communities in becoming dementia capable, practice tools to assist professionals in identifying and managing the disease and current activities that can be shared and modeled.

A new study from Britain reveals that one-third of people with dementia feel let down by their local communities.

A new study from Britain reveals that one-third of people with dementia feel let down by their local communities.

“The Alzheimer’s Family – Helping Caregivers Cope” by Robert B. Santulli, MD.-- READ THE FIRST CHAPTER FREE

“The Alzheimer’s Family – Helping Caregivers Cope” by Robert B. Santulli, MD.-- READ THE FIRST CHAPTER FREE

Sleep problems take effort to evaluate and improve. But, research has found that it is possible to improve sleep problems in dementia.

Sleep problems take effort to evaluate and improve. But, research has found that it is possible to improve sleep problems in dementia.

Communication is vital to our well-being. People living with dementia slowly lose their language skills and their ensuing quality of life. Here are some tips to help communicating with people living with dementia.

Communication is vital to our well-being. People living with dementia slowly lose their language skills and their ensuing quality of life. Here are some tips to help communicating with people living with dementia.

Have you ever wondered why music therapy for dementia is so powerful? One reason is that music triggers pleasure points in the brain allowing us to recall good feelings.  The Power of Music: Why it Works for Dementia By now, you’ve probably seen or heard the video. An elderly man, in the throes of late stage dementia, is slumped over a wheelchair, unresponsive. When the nursing home staff gives him headphones and play familiar music from decades before on an iPod, he literally comes alive…

Have you ever wondered why music therapy for dementia is so powerful? One reason is that music triggers pleasure points in the brain allowing us to recall good feelings. The Power of Music: Why it Works for Dementia By now, you’ve probably seen or heard the video. An elderly man, in the throes of late stage dementia, is slumped over a wheelchair, unresponsive. When the nursing home staff gives him headphones and play familiar music from decades before on an iPod, he literally comes alive…

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