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Free: Educational Programs by Phone 🔊


Are you too busy to attend an in-person education program? Our free Educational Programs by Phone are designed for busy people who aren’t able to attend a program outside of their home or office.

It’s easy to register online or by phone at 309.662.8392.
After registering, you will receive a toll free number to call plus materials to follow along with during the program. Call from your home, office, or car. You can listen in and even ask questions of our expert speakers.

Upcoming Programs (view description & register)

Dr. Stephanie van Ulft, MD
Geriatric Psychiatrist, SIU School of Medicine

What medications are currently available to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias? Are the benefits worth the side effects? Dr. van Ulft, a Geriatric Psychiatrist, will discuss how these medications are prescribed, how they work, and what you can expect from them.

Melanie Adams, MA
Director of Education and Outreach, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the person’s ability to communicate becomes impaired. This leads to increasing levels of confusion, anxiety and frustration that can result in behavioral challenges. This program will examine common communication changes in dementia, and will present strategies to improve communication between you and the person with dementia.

Heather Hoover, Activity Director
The Waterford at Bridle Brook

Music can bring about amazing results for people in various stages of Alzheimer’s disease. This program will look at the evidence base for music, how to choose the right music, and what benefits you might expect from incorporating music into the daily routine of a person with dementia.

Brent Worthington, Author
“Pull Down My Pants! And Other Things You Never Want to Hear Your Grandmother Say“

Caring for someone with dementia can take everything you have, and then some. Author Brent Worthington recalls the lessons learned while caring for his grandmother as she lived with dementia for 6½ years. Brent’s stories are poignant, sad, humorous and instructional, and sure to provide lessons for fellow caregivers.

🔊 Listen to Past Programs

🔊 Reducing the Risk of Developing Alzheimers Disease 08/16
🔊 How Families Cope with Alzheimer’s disease 07/16
🔊 Successful Daily Plans for a Person With Alzheimer’s disease 06/16
🔊 Making the Move: Choosing a Nursing Home. Alzheimer’s Unit or Assisted Living Facility 05/16
🔊 Minds in Motion: What’s The Best Way To Exercise Your Brain? 04/16
🔊 Specific Strategies You Can Use Today for Helping People with Memory Loss 10/15

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