Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Alzheimer’s Association to Present Caregiver Program in Dixon

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. Oct. 15. 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.

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

The Alzheimer’s Association – Central Illinois Chapter is a donor-supported, not-for-profit health organization serving 20 counties in central Illinois. Its three office locations – Quincy, Peoria, and Dixon – serve the needs of those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias; advocate for policy changes and research funding; and work in conjunction with its national offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C., to advance research toward prevention, treatment and a cure. Core programs include information and referral, care consultations, education, support groups, and safety services.

For disease, caregiver and program information, visit the Chapter website at alz.org/illinoiscentral.

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