Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Alzheimer’s Association to Present Caregiver Program Jan. 21

The Alzheimer’s Association-Central Illinois Chapter will present Facing New Challenges, a program that provides information on caring for someone with memory loss and teaches new communication techniques for caregivers, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday. Jan. 21. It will be held at the OSF Institute on Aging, 8600 Illinois Route 91, Suite 130, Peoria.

Staff will explain normal aging versus aging with dementia; safety concerns, including driving and wandering; community resources; planning for the future; and agency services. Time also will be allotted for specific questions about memory loss.

The fee for materials is $5 per person or $10 per family. Individuals should register at least a day in advance by calling the office toll free at 800.272.3900.

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