Dates and time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
|Alzheimer’s Preparedness: Tactics and Strategy for Caregivers and Family||Tuesday, August 11, 2015||[ click here ]|
|Neuroplasticity, Movement, Mindfulness and Music: How to Become and Stay Functionally Youthful||Tuesday, September 8, 2015||[ click here ]|
|Specific Strategies You Can Use Today for Helping People with Memory Loss||Tuesday, October 13, 2015||[ click here ]|
|Tune In to Music: It is a Powerful Tool||Tuesday, November 10, 2015||[ click here ]|
|Overwhelmed? Run, Don’t Walk to Get Help Now!||Tuesday, December 8, 2015||[ click here ]|
Program and Date
|Focus on Family: Managing Difficult Family Dynamics and Alzheimer’s Disease|
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 e-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.
|Focus on Family: Managing Difficult Family Dynamics and Alzheimer’s Disease
Jessica Kirby, MSW; Pat Duffield, DNP, APN
Whether the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s or another dementia, the emotional stress will challenge any family dynamic. Let’s explore the difficulties involved, various family members’ personalities, awareness levels, and even geographical challenges, and discover steps you can take to reduce stress and maintain peace.
|Alzheimer’s Preparedness: Tactics and Strategy for Caregivers and Family
Nancy Brain, Community Educator Presence United Samaritan Medical Center Illiana Alzheimer’s Alliance
In order to help families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, you must first understand the challenges it brings and choices which must be made. Then you will be empowered to make a big difference in quality of life for all those affected. This presentation also provides information and insight to create a specific preparedness plan to help yourself, your family, and others touched by Alzheimer’s disease.
|Neuroplasticity, Movement, Mindfulness and Music: How to Become and Stay Functionally Youthful
Peggy Kinst, International Presenter and Trainer for Ageless Grace, Timeless Fitness for the Body and Brain
Peggy Kinst will share how physical activity, along with other lifestyle changes, such as mindfulness, healthy eating and music will greatly improve the quality of life for a person with dementia. There are great benefits to the caregiver as well, making for very gratifying life enhancements.
|Specific Strategies You Can Use Today for Helping People with Memory Loss
Melanie Adams, Director of Education and Outreach, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
When a person with dementia refuses to do something we need them to do, it is easy to get frustrated. However, a few simple techniques can help them stop “digging in their heels.” Join us to learn ways we may be contributing to their stubbornness without even realizing it. We’ll focus on skills to gently guide them from a “no” to a “yes” as we try to support them and keep them safe while honoring their dignity.
|Tune In to Music: It is a Powerful Tool
Kelly Willenborg, Founder, The Healing Jukebox
Since the time of King David, Plato and Aristotle, music has been appreciated as a way to calm and heal. Studies are now helping us to understand how we can use music as a powerful tool to fight the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s. Join us to learn some valuable strategies that every caregiver and family member should know.
|Overwhelmed? Run, Don’t Walk to Get Help Now!
Susan Real, Executive Director, East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging
By the time many caregivers realize that they cannot “do it all,” they are already overwhelmed by the demands Alzheimer’s makes on them. This month we will learn about various places to find caregiver resources, enabling caregivers to continue providing good care for their loved ones, and finding needed support for themselves.