Dates and time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
|Music Activities At Home, On Your Own||Tuesday, March 11, 2014||[ click here ]|
|Understanding, Minimizing, and Responding to Behavioral Symptoms||Tuesday, April 8, 2014||[ click here ]|
|Family Dynamics - What is Your Role?||Tuesday, May 13, 2014||[ click here ]|
|Beyond Medication - Therapies to Enhance Quality of Life||Tuesday, June 10, 2014||[ click here ]|
Program and Date
|Alzheimer's Preparedness||[ click here ]|
|Asking for Help||[ click here ]|
|Beyond Computers and Internet Technology||[ click here ]|
|Healthy Aging||[ click here ]|
|Improving Communication||[ click here ]|
Are you too busy to attend an educational program? Audio Conference is designed for those who aren’t able to attend a program outside the home or office.
Once registered, you will receive through the mail, a toll free telephone number with instructions. On the day of the conference you will call-in and join many others who are seeking the latest information on memory loss.
|Music Activities At Home, On Your Own
Joyce A. Benton, Director-Evergreen Place/Normal
Have you ever noticed when a certain song comes on the radio, it can transport you to a different time in your life, or completely change your mood? Music can touch every person in some way and can be a powerful tool when caring for someone with dementia. Let this session remind you of the simple ways to keep music in your life as well as those in your care.
|Understanding, Minimizing, and Responding to Behavioral Symptoms
Danielle Dodson, LCSW, Care Navigator, Clinical Supervisor, Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Illinois Chapter
The unpredictable behaviors of a person with dementia - such as agitation, aggression, sundowning and paranoia - can be some of the most stressful symptoms for caregivers to manage. Chances are the diagnosed individual feels distressed in these instances as well. This audio conference will explore reasons why individuals with dementia may exhibit challenging behaviors, how caregivers can help minimize these behaviors, and approaches to responding when such behaviors do occur.
|Family Dynamics- What is Your Role?
Gwen O’Leary, Caregiver, Author, CEO, Aprons4Alzheimer’s
By sharing her own story of shared caregiving, Gwen will address why a family needs to heal before they can provide care; why you should ask your doctor to write a prescription for a family meeting; how their ‘End of Life’ conversation became their guide book; tips for calming anxiety, anger; and how to let go with love and humor.
|Beyond Medication- Therapies to Enhance Quality of Life
Sandy Burgener, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor Emerita, University of Illinois
Did you know a wide range of therapies, other than medications, have been studied and found to be beneficial for persons with memory loss, even those with more advanced disease? Dr. Burgener will briefly describe these therapies within this program, including the stage of memory loss for which they are most appropriate.