We’re co-sponsoring Brain It On 2021!

Brain It On

We’re excited to announce that we are a co-sponsor of Brain It On 2021, an online summit from the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement and HFC (co-founded by Seth and Lauren Miller Rogen!) They are joining forces to bring together brain health experts, celebrity advocates, and more to equip you with ways to live a brain healthy…

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Operation Fierce Kindness: Our 2021 projects (regularly updated)

What follows is our evolving project list for calendar year 2021, otherwise known as Operation Fierce Kindness. These projects are centered around our four foundational pillars: literacy, dementia/Alzheimer’s, animal rescue, and crisis relief, as well as our #ChicagoStrong program (of which several of these projects will overlap). This post will update as projects are added,…

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Emily Allen and the AARP Foundation: Tackling senior poverty and empowering vulnerable older adults

Emily Allen

Emily Allen, Senior Vice President of Programs for the AARP Foundation, joins the show. She talks about tackling senior poverty by sparking bold, innovative solutions that help vulnerable older adults build economic opportunity and social connectedness. Show notes + discussion guide: Emily’s story and background Mission and purpose of AARP Foundation: tackling senior poverty by…

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Dr. Anne Basting: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care

Anne Basting

Dr. Anne Basting, an author, scholar, and artist, teaches us about a revolutionary approach to Dementia caregiving; about how to infuse the arts into our caregiving, improving communication, and building a sense of community for our patients. Click here to learn more about Dr. Basting! Notes + Discussion Guide: – What inspired Anne to do…

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Join us for the WAM Summit | Fall 2020!

The Todd & Stephanie Schnick Foundation is a proud sponsor of the WAM Summit; a live, one-hour digital experience that informs the mind about the latest in Alzheimer’s news and research, and touches the heart with stories from those impacted by the disease. The Summit is the anchor of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement’s education program…

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Erin Mulcahy Stein and the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement!

Erin Stein

When Maria Shriver founded the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, she wanted to understand why two-thirds of Alzheimer’s patients were female. Erin Mulcahy Stein joins us to talk about the research, educational, and advocacy work done by WAM! Notes + Discussion Guide: – Mission and purpose of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement – You focus on understanding ALZ…

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One-hour virtual summit: The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement with Founder Maria Shriver

The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM) will host a one-hour virtual summit tomorrow, June 25, 2020, at 6:00 pm Eastern/5:00 pm Central/3:00 pm Pacific time, featuring discussions on Alzheimer’s, brain health and caregiving. If you and/or your friends and family are interested, please register for this free event here. Additional information in the invitation below. We hope…

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Join us in supporting the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement!

Alzheimer’s disease impacts women disproportionately; two-thirds of currently diagnosed individuals and 60% of Alzheimer’s disease caregivers are women. My paternal grandmother, Georgia Lloyd, died from Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 90, and Todd’s mother, Patricia Schnick, was diagnosed in 2014 at the age of 72. Pat resides in a memory care community near us…

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