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Free: Educational Programs by Phone 🔊

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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.

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)

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.

Aggie Hedin, CMP
Vital Wellness Home Health

You may realize you need assistance, but the decision to bring a home care worker your home is stressful because it involves many important considerations. Join us as we learn from an expert what questions to ask as you interview prospective providers.

Did you know that veterans are at an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease?

It’s critical that we stand watch and look out for our fellow veterans. Join us to learn the risk factors and warning signs and what you can do to increase the quality of life for those diagnosed.

Jessica Ryan
Biologist and Essential Oils Educator

Managing anxiety for people with dementia is a key to improving their quality of life. As non-pharmacological interventions are sought, more people are finding that massage and aromatherapy can be effective tools to help those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Learn from an expert how you can make a difference with these non-pharmacological strategies at home.

Megan Wood, JD
Prairie State Legal Services

A few simple legal and financial preparations will protect you and your family when Alzheimer’s or another dementia has been diagnosed – if you act in time. Join us as we hear from an eldercare attorney about the specific steps you can take on your own, or with a lawyer, to give you some peace of mind about the future.

Kathy Rhoads, MSW, Owner
Circle of Friends Adult Day Center, Champaign, IL

The spouse of a person with dementia must struggle with many changes, including taking on new responsibilities within the relationship and adjusting to the new role of caregiver. If we wish to assist couples on this journey, we need to better understand the impact of these shifting dynamics.

Emmaline Rasmussen, MS, RD, LDN
NorthShore University HealthSystem Center for Brain Health

Research has shown that the Mediterranean diet can reduce one’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease. What is the Mediterranean diet, and what dietary changes can we make quickly and easily? Join us to learn more about this diet and how it supports brain health.

Lee Moriarty, CTRS/BS
Founding Member of Illinois Pioneer Coalition

The move to a residential facility can be traumatic for all involved. Financial pressures, guilt, sadness and anxiety are all part of the process of transitioning to residential care. Learn how to select the best level of care for your situation. Once chosen, learn how to manage the process of choosing which option is best, from making the first phone call to making the most out of your first tour.

🔊 Listen to Past Programs

🔊 Learn the Amazing Ways That Music Can Help People With Memory Loss 11/16
🔊 Coping with Alzheimer’s Behaviors: Skills that Can Help You Today 10/16
🔊 Medications for Alzheimer’s and other Dementias: Benefits and Side Effects 09/16
🔊 Reducing the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s 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

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