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Free: Educational Programs by Phone 🔊


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

Register online below or by phone at 309.662.8392.
It's easy! 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)

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

Rita Shapiro

Rita Shapiro, DO, FAAN, FACP

Dr. Shapiro is a board-certified physician in neurology and internal medicine with special qualifications in geriatrics. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, Dept. of Neurology and Rehabilitation, University of Illinois-Chicago. She is also an attending physician at the Aging and Memory Clinic at UIC, and a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Neurology. Her career focus has involved clinical care and teaching. Dr. Shapiro has extensive past experience in academically affiliated VA medical centers and remains engaged with patient care and education at the Jesse Brown VA Medical center.

🔊 Listen to Past Programs

🔊 Family Conflict and Alzheimer’s disease: Navigating Difficult Waters 11.14.17
🔊 Using Music to Combat Anxiety and Create Harmony 10.10.17
🔊 Sleeplessness, Sundowning & Alzheimer's: How to Cope in the Evening 09.12.17
🔊 Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and Other Dementias 08.08.17
🔊 Coping with Caregiver Guilt and Depression 07.11.17
🔊 How to Choose the Best Residential Care Option for Your Situation 06.13.17
🔊 The Mediterranean Diet Can Changes in Diet Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s disease? 05.09.17

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