Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Alzheimer's Association Peoria Area Upcoming Programs July-November


Registration required.  Please call 309.681.1100 or 800.272.3900.

Alzheimer’s 101

Explore the common causes of memory loss, including Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias, the stages and symptoms of Alzheimer’s, the importance of a good medical examination, current research and treatments. Co-funded by the Central Illinois Agency on Aging

Cost: $5 per person material fee

Thurs., Aug. 16 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Farmington Public Library

266 E. Fort St., Farmington

Register by Aug. 15

Thurs., Oct. 25 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Lillie M. Evans Library

207 N. Walnut St., Princeville

Register by Oct. 24


Beyond Bingo: Creating Meaningful Activities

This program explores creative ways to maintain meaningful activities for people with Alzheimer’s. It is designed to give family caregivers the tools to prevent or minimize disease-specific behaviors caused by inactivity.

Cost: $5 per person material fee

Wed., Oct. 10 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Henry Public Library

702 Front St., Henry

Register by Oct. 9


Exploring Care Options

This program explores the importance of planning for the future, explaining in detail when it’s time to get outside help. Learn about community resources such as in-home care, respite care, adult day care, assisted living and long-term care. Co-funded by the Central Illinois Agency on Aging.

Cost: $5/person material fee

Tues., Aug. 21 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Tremont District Library

215 E. Sampson St., Tremont

Register by Aug. 20


Facing New Challenges

Participants learn the basics of Alzheimer’s disease, new communication approaches and ways to plan for the future.

Cost: $5 per person material fee

Mon., July 16 4:30-6:30 p.m.

OSF Institute on Aging

8600 Route 91, Suite 130, Peoria

Register by July 13

Mon., Aug. 20 4:30-6:30 p.m.

OSF Institute on Aging

8600 Route 91, Suite 130, Peoria
Register by Aug. 17

Mon., Sept. 17 4:30-6:30 p.m.

OSF Institute on Aging

8600 Route 91, Suite 130, Peoria

Register by Sept. 14

Mon., Oct. 15 4:30-6:30 p.m.

OSF Institute on Aging

8600 Route 91, Suite 130, Peoria
Register by Oct. 12

Mon., Nov. 19 4:30-6:30 p.m.

OSF Institute on Aging

8600 Route 91, Suite 130, Peoria

Register by Nov. 16


Know the 10 Signs

Early detection can help with dementia while science directs us toward treatment, prevention and ultimately a cure. Come learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s and why early detection is crucial.

Cost: $5 per person material fee

Tues., Aug. 14 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Central Illinois Chapter

606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria

Register by Aug. 13

Perspectives on Caregiver Stress

This program addresses coping with stress related to caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s. It examines the symptoms of caregiver stress and offer strategies for becoming a healthier caregiver and for setting realistic expectations for the individual and the person with dementia.

Cost: $5 per person material fee

Wed., Nov. 7 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Central Illinois Chapter

606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria

Register by Nov. 6



Reconnect: Interacting with Dementia

Participants will learn strategies to improve overall communication skills in connecting with memory-impaired individuals. The program also helps prepare caregivers for behavioral changes and ways to respond should they occur.

Cost: $5 per person material fee

Tues., July 24, 6-8 p.m.

Washington District Library

Five Points, 380 N. Wilmor Road, Washington

Register by July 23

Wed., Sept. 12 5:30-7:30 p.m.

State Bank of Toulon

102 W. Main St., Toulon

Co-funded by CIAA

Register by Sept. 11



The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s

This is a program for anyone who would like to know more about dementia and Alzheimer’s. Participants learn about symptoms, causes and risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, the benefits of early detection, stages of the disease, treatment options, and ways the Association can help. 

Cost: $5 per person material fee

Wed., Sept. 5, 6-8 p.m.

Central Illinois Chapter

606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria

Register by Sept. 4

Tues., Oct. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Central Illinois Chapter

606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria

Register by Oct. 22



Train Your Brain

Are you 40+ or a healthy senior? Want to stay at the top of your game? Our six-week program is FUN and features guest speakers with different brain-healthy topics each meeting.

Cost: $30 per person material fee

Tuesdays, Sept.18-Oct. 23; 6-7:30 p.m.

Central Illinois Chapter

606 W Glen Ave., Peoria

Register by Sept. 17



Slices of the Pie

The program provides a supportive atmosphere where people with mild cognitive decline or early stage Alzheimer’s can engage in social and stimulating activities. Sessions are 90 minutes a week for six weeks. Participants must be registered and screened by Aug. 1 to participate. Co-sponsored by IPMR.

Cost: $30 for the six-week session.

Mondays, Aug. 6-Sept. 10, 3:30-5 p.m. No class on Labor Day.

Central Illinois Chapter

606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria


SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

 Early Stage Support Group (ESSG)

The next group will meet on Tuesdays, Oct. 2–Nov. 20, at the Central Illinois Chapter office in Peoria. The meeting time will be based on group consensus.

This 8-week, closed group* provides support and education to BOTH the one with early stage memory loss or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and their caregiver/family. A new topic is introduced weekly, including legal and financial matters, community resources and how the brain is affected by dementia. Call 681.1100 to have an information packet sent to you.

* Closed group: a group that does not permit the addition of new members once the initial session has begun to establish trust, camaraderie and confidentiality


PALZ- Peoria Alzheimer’s Support Group


PALZ meets in the Central Illinois Chapter Peoria office from 4-5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Members also go out for dinner at 4:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month.

PALZ is an open group* that caters to BOTH families and those with memory loss. The group meets all together for the first half hour and then splits intopatient facilitator attempts to engage participants in mentally and socially stimulating activity for the duration of the group session. Typically, participants are beyond the early stages of dementia.

* Open group: allows new members to join at any time