Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Medley of Dementia-Related Programs Set for the Peoria Area in October


The Alzheimer's Association-Central Illinois Chapter has a variety of education programming scheduled in October. Please 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.

Beyond Bingo: Creating Meaningful Activities
This program explores creative ways to maintain meaningful activities for people with Alzheimer’s disease. 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.
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Henry Public Library, 702 Front St., Henry

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.
Monday, Oct. 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
OSF Institute on Aging, 8600 Route 91, Suite 130, Peoria

Alzheimer’s 101
Alzheimer’s 101 explores 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. Cost: $5 person material fee. Co-funded by the Central Illinois Agency on Aging.
Thursday, Oct. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lillie M. Evans Public Library, 207 N. Walnut St., Princeville

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.
Monday, Oct. 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria

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