Dates and time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
|Caregiver Support: Striking a Balance||Tuesday, January 13, 2015||[ click here ]|
|The Eden Alternative®: Expanding the Idea of “Well-Being”||Tuesday, February 10, 2015||[ click here ]|
|Adult Day Services: A Closer Look at an Invaluable Resource||Tuesday, March 10, 2015||[ click here ]|
|Hospice: Five Things Everyone Should Know||Tuesday, April 14, 2015||[ click here ]|
|Positive Responses to Challenging Behaviors in Persons with Dementia||Tuesday, May 12, 2015||[ click here ]|
|Music and Memory: Breaking through the Cloud of Dementia||Tuesday, June 9, 2015||[ click here ]|
Program and Date
|Alzheimer's Preparedness||[ click here ]|
|Asking for Help||[ click here ]|
|Beyond Computers and Internet Technology||[ click here ]|
|Beyond Medication - Non Medical Therapies to Enhance Quality of Life||[ click here ]|
|Family Dynamics - What is Your Role?||[ click here ]|
|Healthy Aging||[ click here ]|
|Music Activities||[ click here ]|
|Planning a Suceesful Day with a Person with Alzheimer's||[ click here ]|
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.
|Caregiver Support: Striking a Balance
Sue Sklar, Manager of Education & Outreach, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
Recognizing the signs and causes of stress is critical for caregivers, as studies show that those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease have a high incidence of depression and illness. Join us to learn how to fight the debilitating effects of caregiver stress. We will explore how to set realistic expectations and find time for self-care. We will also provide caregiver resources available through the Alzheimer’s Association.
|The Eden Alternative®: Expanding the Idea of “Well-Being”
Carol Ruggles, Coordinator of Elder Events/ Eden Educator
The Eden Alternative® is an international 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating quality of life for elders and their care partners, wherever they may live. The Eden Alternative identifies seven domains of “well-being”tools to help us create a life worth living. This presentation will introduce you to these domains and offer ideas to enhance your world.
|Adult Day Services: A Closer Look at an Invaluable Resource
Kathy Rhoads, LCSW Circle of Friends Adult Day Care, Champaign IL
Is it possible to delay or avoid a residential placement for a person with Alzheimer’s by utilizing adult day services? What are the options and advantages of community-based and residential care? Join us for an eye-opening discussion on care alternatives available for people with Alzheimer’s.
|Hospice: Five Things Everyone Should Know
Kirk Swanson Regional Hospice Coordinator, Transitions Hospice
Understanding what hospice is (and isn’t) can help us ensure the best quality end-of-life care possible. Join us for a detailed discussion of what to expect from hospice, when to start looking for hospice care and how to choose a provider.
|Positive Responses to Challenging Behaviors in Persons with Dementia
Chelsey Byers, MA Family Life Educator, University of Illinois Extension
Many individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia will display difficult behavior during the course of their disease. These behaviors often lead to high stress for both the individual and the caregiver. Learn the basics behind these behaviors, their causes, and how to respond effectively to them.
|Music and Memory: Breaking through the Cloud of Dementia
Jeanne E. Campbell, MA, LNHA, Administrator Mill Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center
In addition to bringing joy and calm to a person who is suffering, music can often help break through the cloud of dementia. Since it is processed throughout the brain, music can often be understood when other means of communication are not even by people who may have been nonverbal for some time. Join us for a discussion on how to select and utilize music to improve the quality of life for a person with dementia.