Dates and time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
|Successful Daily Plans for a Person With Alzheimer's disease||Tuesday, June 14, 2016||[ click here ]|
|How Families Cope with Alzheimer’s disease||Tuesday, July 12, 2016||[ click here ]|
|Reducing the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease||Tuesday, August 9, 2016||[ click here ]|
|Medications for Alzheimer’s and other Dementias: Benefits and Side Effects||Tuesday, September 13, 2016||[ click here ]|
|Coping with Alzheimer’s Behaviors: Skills that Can Help You Today||Tuesday, October 11, 2016||[ click here ]|
|Amazing Ways That Music Can Help People With Memory Loss||Tuesday, November 8, 2016||[ click here ]|
|Caregiver’s School of Hard Knocks: One Man’s Journey||Tuesday, December 13, 2016||[ click here ]|
Program and Date
|Anxiety, Aggression and Alzheimer's: Effective Strategies For Difficult Times||[ click here ]|
|Making the Move: Choosing a Nursing Home. Alzheimer's Unit or Assisted Living Facility||[ click here ]|
|Minds in Motion: What’s The Best Way To Exercise Your Brain?||[ click here ]|
|"Overwhelmed? Run, Don’t Walk to Get Help Now!"||[ click here ]|
|Paying For Alzheimer’s Care: What Resources are Available?||[ click here ]|
|Specific Strategies You Can Use Today for Helping People with Memory Loss||[ click here ]|
|Sundowning Sleeplessness and Alzheimer's||[ click here ]|
|Tune In to Music: It is a Powerful Tool||[ click here ]|
Are you too busy to attend an in-person education program? Our Educational Program by Phone are designed for busy people who aren't able to attend a program outside of their home or office. Registration is easy--call or click (see below) and you will receive a toll free number to call, and materials to follow along during the program. Call from your home, office, or car. You can listen in, or if you'd like, you can even ask questions of our expert speakers.
|Successful Daily Plans for a Person With Alzheimer's disease
Hadi Pagonis, Manager, Education & Outreach
Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
If you want to hit a home run when caring for a person with memory loss, it helps to have a game plan that is heavily focused on activities. Being an arm chair quarterback and saying, "Hey, why don't you work on your crafts now?" just won't work. Managing our energy while helping the person with memory loss to be actively engaged will bring satisfaction and fun to all. Join us to score some strategies for fun!
|How Families Cope with Alzheimer’s disease
Author, “Laughing Through the Tears”
Family members and caregivers often experience anger, fear, grief, anguish and denial as Alzheimer’s disease progresses in a loved one. Join us as Christine Houston shares how she learned that it was possible to laugh and cry at the same time, and how she eventually found some measure of peace with dementia.
|Reducing the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease
Demetrius Maraganore, MD
Medical Director, NorthShore Neurological Institute and Director of NorthShore’s Center for Brain Health
Today, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Can anything be done to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, or to delay its onset? Dr. Demetrius Maraganore, a board-certified neurologist, will share the latest research on the management of risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
|Medications for Alzheimer’s and other Dementias: Benefits and Side Effects
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.
|Coping with Alzheimer’s Behaviors: Skills that Can Help You Today
Director of Education & 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.
|Amazing Ways That Music Can Help People With Memory Loss
Kelly Willenborg, Founder
The Healing Jukebox
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.
|Caregiver’s School of Hard Knocks: One Man’s Journey
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 6 ½ years. Brent’s stories are poignant, sad, humorous and instructional, and sure to provide lessons for fellow caregivers.