Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sign Up Now for One of the Alzheimer's Association’s August Programs

The Alzheimer's Association has a variety of valuable programming scheduled in August for the central Illinois area. Register by calling the Peoria office toll free at 800.272.3900. Registrations must be made at least a day in advance of the event.

Mondays, Aug. 6-Sept. 10, 3:30-5 p.m. No class on Labor Day.
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.
Central Illinois Chapter
606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria

Tues., Aug. 14 1:30-2:30 p.m.
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
Central Illinois Chapter
606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria

Thurs., Aug. 16 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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
Farmington Public Library
266 E. Fort St., Farmington

Mon., Aug. 20 4:30-6:30 p.m.
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
OSF Institute on Aging
8600 Route 91, Suite 130, Peoria

Tues., Aug. 21 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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
Tremont District Library
215 E. Sampson St., Tremont

The Alzheimer's Association – Central Illinois Chapter, is a donor-supported, not-for-profit health organization serving 20 counties in Illinois. The Association serves the needs of those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias; advocates for policy change and research funding, and works in conjunction with the National office  (www.alz.org) to advance research toward prevention, treatment and a cure.

For disease, caregiver, and community resource information, please visit the agency website at www.alz.org/illinoiscentral or call toll free at 800.272.3900.

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