Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Alzheimer’s Association to Present Program on Caring for Someone with Memory Loss


The Alzheimer’s Association - Central Illinois Chapter will host a program entitled Facing New Challenges from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 at the OSF Institute on Aging, 8600 N. Illinois Route 91, Suite 130, Peoria.

The program provides information on caring for someone with memory loss and teaches new communication techniques for caregivers. Among the topics addressed are normal aging vs. aging with dementia, safety concerns including driving and wandering, community resources, planning for the future and agency services. Time will also be allotted for specific questions about memory loss. 

The program is open to the public. Individuals must register by Aug. 17 by calling the Chapter office toll free at 800.272.3900. There is a fee of $5 per person for materials.

The Alzheimer's Association-Central Illinos Chapter provides programs and services to caregivers and those with Alzheimer’s and other memory loss problems, including family education programs, a 24-hour telephone helpline, library, support groups, advocacy, patient referral and guidance services, and registration in the national Medic Alert + Safe Return identification program. Learn more at www.alz./illinoiscentral or by calling the helpline at 800.272.3900.

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