The Newton Public Library has a new addition! The Forget-Me-Not Resource Center has books and DVDs that are related to Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. There are over 50 items that can be checked out, whether you have a library card or not. If you do not have a library card, please ask to check the items out under the Newton Forget-Me-Not card.


Some of the items in the Forget-Me-Not Resource Center are DVDs that that can help caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia and others. There are books that can help explain Alzheimer’s disease to children and/or grandchildren. DVDs also include “Still Alice”, “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me”, “Alive Inside” – a documentary about music and Alzheimer’s, and others. Other books include the “Mayo Clinic Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease”, “The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers”, “When Caring Takes Courage”, “New Optimum Nutrition for the Mind”, “The Brain Bible: How to Stay Vital, Productive, and Happy for a Lifetime”, “Living Your Best with Early-Stage Alzheimer’s: An Essential Guide” and others.


The Forget-Me-Not Resource Center is funded by Effingham Area Alzheimer’s Awareness and the Newton Public Library. Effingham Area Alzheimer’s Awareness (EAAA) is a not-for-profit organization founded by Amy Sobrino and Shannon Nosbisch whose mission is to provide support and education to all families, caregivers, and persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. EAAA holds Community Education meetings at the Effingham Public Library once a month. The meetings for the rest of the year are:


October 24th – Build Up Brain fitness and slow down cognitive decline with non-medical interventions

November 14th – Holidays & Alzheimer’s, Children & Alzheimer’s

December 6th – Planning for Long Term Care


These meetings are free of charge and are held at 6 p.m. at the Effingham Public Library. Please register online at or by calling 217-342-2464.


Shannon Nosbisch also facilitates an Alzheimer’s Association Support Group at the Jasper County Senior Center on the 3rd Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. This support group is for anyone who is caring for a person with Alzheimer’s-whether full-time or part-time, as well as for families and friends that want help and ideas to deal with situations and problems that arise from caring for their loved one. An Alzheimer’s Association Support Group is a structured gathering of caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia who meet to discuss issues related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.


For more information about Effingham Area Alzheimer’s Awareness, please contact Shannon Nosbisch at 217-663-0010 or Or, visit our website at