Alzheimer's 101 program coming up

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

The Alzheimer’s Association — Central Illinois Chapter will present “Alzheimer’s 101,” a program that provides a general overview of dementia, 6-9 p.m July 12 at the chapter office, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria.

The program will be presented by Alisha Dault, MA, Patient and Family Services Coordinator for the chapter. Dault will provide a comparison between normal aging and aging with dementia, warning signs of dementia and brain changes, communication techniques, and dealing with behaviors.

“Alzheimer’s 101” is funded, in part, by Central Illinois Agency on Aging.

There is a $5 fee per person/$10 fee per family and registration is required by July 11. Individuals should call 309-681-1100 or 1-800-272-3900 to register.  

The Alzheimer's Association provides services to caregivers and those with memory loss problems including family education, 24-hour telephone Helpline, library, support groups, newsletter, advocacy, patient referral and guidance services, and registration in the national Medic Alert + Safe Return identification program.

For additional information about the program or agency services, visit the chapter website at www.alz.org/illinoiscentral.