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Free: Educational Programs by Phone 🔊


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)

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

🔊 Veterans Program: Your Service, Your Health, Our Focus 01/17
🔊 Hiring In-Home Care: How to Choose Who to Bring into Your Home 01/17
🔊 Caregiver’s School of Hard Knocks: One Man’s Journey 12/16
🔊 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

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