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National/International Media

Faith-Related Programs in Dementia Care, Support, and Education Report
ACT Twin Cities Jewish Community featured
February 2017

Local Communities Working to Become Dementia-Friendly
Hudson Wicked Local, February 21, 2017

Marlborough to Become Dementia Friendly City
Community Advocate, January 31, 2017

Dementia Friendly America presentation: Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services
April 29, 2016

Reports on Dementia Friendly Communities Principles, Case Studies, and Initiatives
April, 2016, Alzheimer's Disease International

Alzheimer’s Welcomed Here:  Dementia Friendly Communities
April 10, 2016, California Health Report

Communities Strive to be "Dementia-Friendly" as Alzheimer's Numbers Grow
February 28, 2016 USA Today

White House Conference on Aging Final Report
December 2015 (see Dementia Friendly America initiative reference, page 14)

How Minnesota's supporting people with Alzheimer's
November 30, 2015, MarketPlace, American Public Media (Paynesville community featured)

More Cities Aim to be "Dementia-Friendly"
October 22, 2015, The Wall Street Journal

How One City Helps Dementia Patients (photo slide show)
October 22, 2015, The Wall Street Journal (Paynesville community featured)

Putting Vision Into Practice: 2015 LeadingAge National Award Winners
October 22, 2015, The Wall Street Journal (ACT receives Public Trust Award; see Video)

Efforts Spread to Aid Dementia Sufferers
October 18, 2015, The Boston Globe (ACT on Alzheimer's is referenced)

Communities Going “Dementia Friendly”
October 2015, Kiplinger's Retirement Report (ACT on Alzheimer's is referenced)

More Communities Becoming “Dementia Friendly”
September 18, 2015, msn (Minnesota is mentioned)

Making Dementia Friendly Communities the New Normal
July 31, 2015, Forbes.com (Dementia Friendly America is referenced)

White House Conference on Aging: Panel on Caregiving in America
July 13, 2015 (watch from 24:00 to 29:00; Frank Fernandez discusses ACT and announces Dementia Friendly America launch)

Is Grand Rapids Prepared for 'Tsunami' of Dementia Cases?
June 10, 2015, Michigan Live (ACT is part of Rethinking Dementia summit)

Seniors take Manhattan
January 13, 2015, Politico Magazine (ACT's dementia-friendly work cited, pages 3 and 4)

Best Neurology Advances of 2014: Picks for Alzheimer's/Dementia
December 18, 2014, Neurology Today (ACT-commissioned economic model for in-person caregiver intervention selected)

Minnesotans Show How to Create “Dementia-Friendly” Communities
September 27, 2014, New America Media

Living Well with Dementia
September 16, 2014 National Home & Community Based Services Conference (ACT on Alzheimer’s begins on slide 24)

Alliance for Caregiving and Alzheimer's Foundation of America Release Joint Report to Help States Implement Alzheimer's Plans
July 23, 2014 PRWeb (white paper includes Minnesota case study, see pages 19-24)

Community-Based Caregiver Support Improves the Costs of Care Association with Alzheimer’s Disease
May 9, 2014, AJMC.com

Chile’s Deceptively Simple Dementia Care Model: Treat Patients Like Adults
May 2014, Governing--The States and Localities (references MN-based ACT, 2nd paragraph from bottom)

Alzheimer’s Disease Support Model Could Save Minn. Millions
April 11, 2014, Kaiser Health News (ACT-commissioned economic model)

The Long Reach of Alzheimer’s Disease
April 9, 2014, Health Affairs Briefing (Kirsten Hall Long presents ACT-commissioned economic model)

Making a Town Dementia-Friendly
January/February, 2014, AARP Bulletin

Health Community: Building Dementia Capable Communities
January 24, 2014, United Front Health Blog

ACT presents at Washington, D.C., AARP Policy Forum: "Living Well With Dementia"
December 20, 2013 (view video from 5:27:10 to 5:43:00)

From Plan to Practice: Implementing NAPA in Your State
December 3, 2013, Alzheimer's Foundation of America and National Alliance for Caregiving (Minnesota presentation)

A Community as Caregiver
January 30, 2013, American Jewish World


General Media/Publicity

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Building Plans to ACT on Alzheimer’s
Stratis Health, Fall 2016

Dementia (Health Summit article pg. 26)
2016 November/December, MetroDoctors

ACT on Alzheimer’s:  A Model for Transforming Dementia Awareness and Support in Communities
September 24, 2015, MGS and MAGEC Webinar

Dementia-Friendly Cities Gain Momentum
July 23, 2015, Minnesota Public Radio (interview with Olivia Mastry)

Equipping Communities to Support People with Alzheimer’s Disease
July 14, 2015, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging annual conference (presentation about ACT action communities) 

Cognitive Status Examination Videos Available Online
Summer 2015, Old News, a publication of UMN Center on Aging (see page 11 -- article is about ACT's training videos)

Statewide, 26 Communities Receive Grant to Implement Dementia-Friendly Action Priorities
May 27, 2015, ACT on Alzheimer’s News Release

Future of Aging
Spring 2015, MNSights, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners (ACT featured)

Meeting of the Minds Conference:  Dementia-Friendly Communities
March 14, 2015, ACT on Alzheimer’s presentation

Health Leadership Summit: Advancing Optimal Dementia Care
March 4, 2015, ACT-facilitated summit ignites conversation, ideation

National Dementia-Friendly Communities Initiative
February 4, 2015, ACT Goes to Washington news brief

Businesses, downtowns work to become 'dementia-friendly'
November 22, 2014, Star Tribune

ACT on Alzheimer's Helps Families Cope Through Community
October 30, 2014, KSTP Eyewitness News

Towns Retrofit for Aging Needs
July 26, 2014 Star Tribune

Preparing Minnesota for Alzheimer’s
May 2014, Minnesota Physician (see page 20)

Research shows ways to cut Alzheimer's costs
April 18, 2014, KARE 11 at 4 broadcast (Interview with Kirsten Hall Long)

Televised interview with Olivia Mastry, ACT Executive Lead
April 11, 2014, Almanac, Twin Cities Public Television

New Care Model Could Save Minn. Nearly $1B in Alzheimer's Costs
April 7, 2014, Star Tribune (ACT-commissioned economic model)

Groups Help Dementia Sufferers Live Fully
January 31, 2014, Star Tribune

St. Paul team seeks to raise awareness about Alzheimer's
December 17, 2013, The Catholic Spirit

Abstract of ACT on Alzheimer's Presentation at Alzheimer Europe
October 11, 2013

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Awards $750,000 to Fund ACT on Alzheimer's Community Engagement Work Across the State
September 27, 2013, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

ACT on Alzheimer’s (pg. 3)
Summer 2013, University of Minnesota Center on Aging, "Old News"

Awards Highlight Excellence in Aging, Disability Services

ACT on Alzheimer's 2013 Policy Award Winner
June 21, 2013, Minnesota Department of Human Services

St. Paul Alzheimer's Initiative Offers Education, Support
June 19, 2013, The Catholic Spirit

Toward Making the Twin Cities a Dementia-Friendly Community
May 30, 2013, MinnPost

Planning for Dementia and Caregiving
May 1, 2013, AARP

Dementia Capable Communities Toolkit Available from ACT on Alzheimer’s
March 6, 2013, Stratis Health

A National Plan for Alzheimer’s
January 2013, Minnesota Health Care News

Preparing Minnesota for Alzheimer’s
Fall 2012, University of Minnesota Center on Aging, "Old News"

Large Scale Impact Needed for Communities to Prepare for Coming Alzheimer's Epidemic
Fall 2012, Stratis Health

Prepare Minnesota for Alzheimer's Disease:  A Statewide Collaborative Working to Enhance Minnesota's Capacity to Meet the Demands of Alzheimer's Disease
October 2012, MMDA Topics in Geriatric Medicine and Medical Direction

Minnesota Prepares for a Wave of Alzheimer’s
July 2, 2012, Minnesota Public Radio


Minnesota Communities

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Addressing Alzheimer’s in Paynesville
2016 CentraCare Health Annual Report

Invitation to “Alzheimer’s:  Every Minute Counts” Screening in Bemidji
March 7, 2017, Lakeland Public Television

Create Special Moments with Reminiscence Kits
February 13, 2017, East Central Regional Library

ACT on Alzheimer’s Continues Efforts in Pine City Area
January 20, 2017, Pine City Pioneer

With Grant Funding, Local Organization Works Toward Dementia-Friendly Community
October 14, 2016, Southern Minn

Five Minnesota Communities Receive Grants to Support “Dementia Friendly” Efforts
October 11, 2016, ACT on Alzheimer’s News Release

Klobuchar hears about local concerns on Alzheimer’s care
September 17, 2016, Marshall Independent

Dementia Week hopes to educate, raise awareness: Number of Americans suffering from the disease could double by 2050
September 15, 2016, The Bemidji Pioneer

Time is Now to Address Dementia Issues of our Aging Families, Communities
May 19, 2016, Chanhassen Villager

Volunteers Work to Make Community Dementia-Friendly (video)
May 17, 2016, KEYC Mankato

Dementia Friendly Minnesota – Alzheimer’s Association Purple Gala (video) (press release)
May 14, 2016

New Collaboration Aims to Create Dementia-Friendly Cities
May/June 2016, LeadingAge Magazine

Ten Minnesota Communities Receive Grants to Support “Dementia Friendly” Efforts
April 25, 2016, ACT on Alzheimer’s News Release

Group Asks Klobuchar to Support Alzheimer's Caregivers
April 1, 2016, St. Cloud Times

US Sen. Amy Klobuchar to Visit Sauk Rapids on Friday
March 31, 2016, St. Cloud Times

With Aging Population, Communities Look for Ways to Handle Dementia
November 3, 2015, Duluth News Tribune

Riverside, CA:  City Aims to East Dementia's Strain
October 30, 2015, The Press Enterprise (East Iron Range community)

Making Communities Friendlier for Those With Dementia
September 18, 2015, Next Avenue (Paynesville community)

Community of Harmony Receives Grant to Get Dementia-Friendly Action Plan Underway
June 15, 2015, Fillmore County Journal

Alzheimer's Group Hopes to Inspire With Glen Campbell Film
June 10, 2015, St. Cloud Times

Grant Helps Implement Dementia-Friendly Plan
June 4, 2015, International Falls Journal

Movement to Make Anoka Dementia-Friendly Community
June 2, 2015, ABC Newspapers

Group Receives Grant to Support Dementia-Friendly Community
June 1, 2015, Brainerd Dispatch

Local ACT on Alzheimer's Organization Receives Grant To Educate Public
May 29, 2015, KEYC TV

First Walker Businesses Receive Dementia-Freindly Certification
May 22, 2015, The Pilot-Independent

Roseville Launches Alzheimer's, Dementia Community Action Plan
April 24, 2015, KSTP

Kick-off April 23 Will Launch Roseville Project to Help Residents Gain Skill in Dealing With Dementia
April 14, 2015,  LillieNews.com

Re-Membering Matters
April 4, 2015, Mille Lacs Messenger

Cambridge ACT on Alzheimer's:  Dementia Friends
April 1, 2015, Isanti County News

Coalition Receives Grant for Alzheimer’s Education
March 25, 2015, West Central Tribune

Group Works for a “Dementia-Friendly” Community
February 18, 2015, PostBulletin.com

Alzheimer's group pushing "dementia capable" plan
February 18, 2015, Mankato Free Press

ACT on Alzheimer’s Project Moving Forward
February 16, 2015, Forest Lake Times

Private screening of Glen Campbell movie draws a crowd to JEM Theatre
February 11, 2015, Bluff Country Newspaper

Cambridge ACT on Alzheimer's: "Create a Back-up Plan"
January 12, 2015, Isanti County News

Making a dementia-friendly community; FamilyMeans-led initiative
January 10, 2015, Stillwater Gazette

ACT on Alzheimer's to set priorities
December 31, 2014, International Falls Journal

Cambridge ACT on Alzheimer's:  Ideas to help a family living with Alzheimer's
December 3, 2014, Isanti County News

Forum brings Roseville closer to 'dementia-friendly' action plan
November 20, 2014, Twin Cities Daily Planet

Roseville Group Seeks to Bolster Community Help for Seniors with Dementia
October 7, 2014, Lillie News

Upcoming Series on Alzheimer’s Aims to Make Northfield a More “Dementia Friendly” Community 
October 2, 2014, Northfield News

ACTing on Alzheimer's; Bemidji selected as one of 12 communities to develop steps to better deal with Alzheimer's, dementia
July 31, 2014 The Bemidji Pioneer

Minnesota Cities Taking Steps to Create "Dementia-Friendly" Businesses
July 17, 2014 Dairyland Peach (Sauk Center)

Thirteen Communities Receive Grants to Become “Dementia-Friendly”
July 14, 2014, ACT on Alzheimer’s News Release

Two Communities Receive Grant Awards to Advance Dementia-Friendly Work
Spring, 2014, Network News (Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging newsletter, page 5)

I ACT because I'm a daughter
April 9, 2014, Brainerd Dispatch

ACT on Alzheimer's Awards Grants to 12 Communities
April 9, 2014, Advantage (Aging Services of Minnesota newsletter)

Twelve Communities Receive Grants to Become “Dementia-Friendly”
April 3, 2014, ACT on Alzheimer’s News Release

Ecumen Detroit Lakes Receives Grant to Advance its Dementia-Friendly Work
April 3, 2014, Changing Aging Blog (Ecumen)

Community that Cares: Local Initiative Seeks to Make Area Dementia-Capable
January 17, 2014, West Central Tribune

GracePointe Crossing Receives Grant to Support Dementia-Friendly Work
January 15, 2014, Isanti County News

MN Town ACTS on Alzheimer's with "Dementia-Friendly" Businesses
January 8, 2014, Public News Service

Making Minnesota Communities “Dementia-Friendly”
January 7, 2014, ACT on Alzheimer’s News Release

Dementia Awareness In Rural Communities:  Walker Pilots The "ACT on Alzheimer's Toolkit"
Late Summer 2013, Office of Rural Health & Primary Care, Minnesota Department of Health


Alzheimer's Articles/Opinions

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Nurturing Creativity in the Rapidly Shifting Mind
November 9, 2015, MN Artists

Sen. Carla Nelson:  Decisive Action Needed to Find Alzheimer’s Cure
February 27, 2015, PostBulletin.com

Don Heinzman Column:  Alzheimer’s Awareness on the Rise
February 19, 2015, HometownSource.com

Minnesota Needs to Lead the Way in Curing Dementia
February 18, 2015, StarTribune

Enduring Alzheimer's
January 2015, Minnesota Good Age

New Alzheimer's studies point to new care options
April 11, 2014, Morning Edition, MPR News

Quick Test Could Spot Alzheimer's, Dementia Earlier
March 16, 2014, Star Tribune