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Upcoming Events (view description & register)

Alzheimer’s Research: Get Informed,Get Involved is a series of education and awareness events brought to you by the Alzheimer’s Association®, Illinois Chapter.

These programs will feature local researchers who will discuss current trends, efforts and directions in dementia research. Information will be provided about the benefits of participation in research and local studies that are currently recruiting participants. In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to enroll in the Alzheimer’s Association’s TrialMatch® program. Registration is required and space is limited, so please register today.

Location: Scheels - 3801 S MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62711

Join us for an exciting educational event for caregivers coping with memory loss and or Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Strategize on your challenges and celebrate your successes
  • Hear from and engage with expert speakers
  • Learn creative and proven tips and caregiving strategies
  • Gain new insights and perspectives from fellow caregivers
  • Discover better ways to balance self-care and caregiving
  • Recharge with some easy, fun & creative body & brain activities!

Topics covered:

  • The Three Pillars of Care
  • Research Updates
  • Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver
  • Making Matters Worse (or better) By How We Communicate
  • Using Music to Combat Anxiety and Create Harmony

No fee for caregivers of persons with memory loss, dementia and or Alzheimer`s disease to attend.

To reserve your seat, program materials, meal, and a free copy of “My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver” by the Honorable Martin J. Schreiber, registration is required by April 6, 2018. Space is limited - register online or call 217.726.5184 today!

Thank you to the King’s Daughters Organization Blackstock Fund at the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln for their program support.

Save the date! Saturday, April 21, 2018, for our upcoming half-day caregiver retreat.

Location: Arlington Lakes Golf Club
1211 S New Wilke Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Save the date! Saturday, April 28, 2018, for our upcoming half-day caregiver retreat.

Location: Holiday Inn & William Tell
6201 Joliet Rd, Countryside, IL 60525

Location: Par-A-Dice Hotel - 21 Blackjack Blvd, East Peoria, IL

Caregiving is difficult and it can be overwhelming at times, but there is help and hope. These sessions are designed to help family members who provide support or assistance for their spouse, partner, friend, or relative who is living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. You will come away from this conference with practical tips to improve caregiving, deepen relationships, and provide hope during this challenging journey.

Topics Covered

  • Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver; The Honorable Martin J. Schreiber, former Governor of Wisconsin
  • Practical Tips to Handle Stress; Elizabeth Hagemann with the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Responding to Behaviors; Jenna Wachtveitl with the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Research Updates and Trends; Dr. Darren Gitelman, MD

Cost is only $5 per person
Registration deadline is Friday, April 6, 2018

Online Registration Coming Soon
To register by phone call 309-681-1100

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Central Illinois Agency on Aging



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