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Upcoming Events (view description & register)

Do you provide care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s?

The Alzheimer’s Association® essentiALZ™ certification program is a convenient way for individuals to be recognized for learning quality dementia care practices.

The essentiALZ program combines select HealthCare Interactive® CARES® online dementia care training with Alzheimer’s Association® online certification exams. The essentiALZ program was developed to recognize the knowledge of any caregiver who fulfills the certification requirements, regardless of whether they are paid or unpaid for their care of people with dementia.

Both family members and professional care providers can benefit from this program.

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

The Alzheimer’s Association Annual Conference for Professionals is designed to provide dynamic dementia education, insight on self-care and information on the newest research aimed to assist a wide range of healthcare professionals. This conference also provides six and a half credits towards professional continuing education requirements through the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois (additional processing fee of $15).

Topics Covered

  • Positive Approach for the Realities of Dementia Caregiving; Jackie Bowers, Director of OSF Senior World
  • How Compassion Impacts the Brain; Dr. Lori Russell-Chapin, Ph.D
  • Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver; The Honorable Martin J. Schreiber, former Governor of Wisconsin
  • Dementia: It’s Not Just Alzheimer’s Disease; Mike Bius with the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Dementia Care Practice Recommendations; Sam Fazio, Ph.D. & Melanie Chavin with the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Research Updates and Trends; Dr. Darren Gitelman, MD

Conference Fees:

  • $99 Registration Fee
  • $15 CEU Registration Fee (6.5 CEUs)

To register by phone call 309-681-1100 or register online.

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Central Illinois Agency on Aging



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