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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!

Retreat agenda:

  • 8:30 - Check-in and light breakfast

  • 9:00 - The Three Pillars of Care
    Melanie Adams, MA
    Director, Education & Outreach
    Alzheimers Association Illinois Chapter

  • 9:30 - Research Updates
    Dr. Darren Gitelman, MD, FAAN, FANA
    Senior medical director, Advocate Memory Center

  • 10:15 - Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimers Caregiver
    Honorable Martin J. Schreiber
    Former Governor of Wisconsin, author of My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimers Caregiver

  • 11:00 - Break

  • 11:15 - Making Matters Better (or worse) By How We Communicate
    Mike Bius, BA
    Manager, Multimedia Education
    Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter

  • 11:45 - Lunch & Caring Conversations

  • 12:30 - Using Music to Combat Anxiety and Create Harmony
    Cari Claussen, BA
    Owner, Country Lane Memory Care & Assisted Living

  • 1:00 - Recharge & Refresh
    Special Guest

  • 1:30 - Closing Remarks

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!

*Note - Users new to the registration system will be required to create a profile in order to register.

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

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

Join us for an exciting educational event for family, friends, and caregivers coping with memory loss and, or Alzheimers disease.

  • Hear from knowledgeable speakers
  • Discover ways to balance self-care and caregiving
  • Gain new perspectives from fellow caregivers
  • Recharge with some easy, fun, and creative body & brain activities

$30 Registration fee per person. Registration is required by April 19, 2018. Space is limited so register today!

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

Join us for an exciting educational event for family, friends, and caregivers coping with memory loss and, or Alzheimers disease.

  • Hear from knowledgeable speakers
  • Discover ways to balance self-care and caregiving
  • Gain new perspectives from fellow caregivers
  • Recharge with some easy, fun, and creative body & brain activities

$30 Registration fee per person. Registration is required by April 23, 2018. Space is limited so register today!

 

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