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The move to a residential facility can be traumatic for all involved. Financial pressures, guilt, sadness and anxiety are all part of the process of transitioning to residential care. Learn how to select the best level of care for your situation. Once chosen, learn how to manage the process of choosing which option is best, from making the first phone call to making the most out of your first tour.
If you or someone you know is experiencing changes in memory and cognition, how can you tell if it’s normal aging or something more serious? Join us as we speak to a board certified physician to learn about the symptoms of dementia and the diagnostic process.
Music has been shown to improve mood, behaviors and quality of life for people at all stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Log in to learn from a board certified music therapist about the science behind music therapy, and how you can employ music to help your loved one with dementia.
As the roles transition from care partner to care giver, we find that there is no way one person can do it all alone. However, not every situation calls for a placement in a residential facility. Join this webinar to learn about the different options and levels of in-home care that are available before a residential placement becomes necessary.
Alzheimer’s is not normal aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available to address some symptoms and Alzheimer’s Association resources.
Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease can not only have a tough time making it through the day, but the nights can be especially challenging. Day and night can become confused, and late afternoons can be difficult due to a variety of contributing factors. We will look at those factors and discuss effective strategies for dealing with late day confusion, lethargy and sleeplessness. Read more »Read less «
Daryl Carlson serves as Manager of Education and Outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter out of the Peoria office. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication along with several certifications in advanced communication models and coaching. In his position with the Alzheimer’s Association, Daryl educates people throughout Central Illinois to raise awareness as well as to empower people to excel as caregivers. Through sharing stories, best practices, and using humor, community members gain invaluable information they can apply immediately.
What medications are currently available to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias? Are the benefits worth the side effects? Learn from a physician how these medications are prescribed, how they work and what you can expect from them. Read more »Read less «
Dr. Stephanie van Ulft, a graduate of University of Missouri School of Medicine, completed her psychiatry residency at Washington University in St. Louis. She has worked in private practice, developed a nursing-home based practice for the metro-St. Louis area, managed her own corporation of long-term care providers, served as the medical director for Heartland Human Services (community mental health center in Effingham, IL), worked as medical director at St. Mary’s Hospital (Centralia, IL) and joined the faculty of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in January, 2016. She currently serves as Medical Director of Senior Behavioral Health Services at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL. Board certified in both adult and geriatric psychiatry, she particularly enjoys treating patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases.
What do you do as a caregiver when you feel like you are just treading water? There are resources available that are tailor-made to your situation, but you must know about them. This webinar will feature a presentation of some of the best ways you can get help quickly. Read more »Read less «
Kristen Jenkins oversees the 24/7 Helpline across the state of Indiana, the TrialMatch and MedicAlert+Safe Return programs, and the statewide education conference and symposiums. She writes a monthly article on caregiving tips and tricks for the Greater Indiana Chapter. Kristen spends at least one day each week at the Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Indianapolis, providing in-person appointments for those diagnosed with dementia and their families.
If you care for a person with dementia, you know that there is always something new to learn. Whether your concern is how to best interact with the person, managing medical decisions, or learning how to take better care of yourself, you could probably use a coach! Join us to listen to experienced caregivers share their stories and wisdom.
Whether you’ve answered the same question a dozen times or find yourself unnerved at watching your loved one’s pacing, it can be difficult to deal with repetitive behaviors of dementia. Join us to find out some of the causes behind these behaviors and learn some strategies for dealing with them effectively. Read more »Read less «
She serves 26 counties in the southernmost area of Illinois. Before coming to the Association, she served as the Director of Activities at a local memory care unit. Alzheimer’s has been her passion since her grandmother received her diagnosis, 10 years ago. Becky works diligently to spread awareness, and educate the community about his relentless disease.
All people with memory loss do not have dementia, and all people with dementia do not have Alzheimer’s disease. Understanding the difference between memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is important in getting the right treatment and follow-up care. Learn what to do when your doctor suspects Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Read more »Read less «
Mike Bius serves as the Multimedia Education Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter. He joined the Alzheimer’s Association in January of 2012 meshing his talents and expertise in corporate training and education with his passion for seniors, adult learners, and caregivers. Mike has conducted hundreds of in-person education programs throughout the state, though he now focuses on webinars, Programs by Phone and conferences.
Lee Moriarty, CTRS/BS is a healthcare consultant and a founding member of the Illinois Pioneer Coalition, which has a mission of bringing about culture change in nursing homes and long term care facilities. Read more » Read less «
Lee’s mission is to improve the quality of life for seniors who are in residential facilities by educating management and staff, as well as the general public, about person-centered care.
Liana G. Apostolova, MD, MSc, FAAN joined the Indiana University School of Medicine as The Barbara and Peer Baekgaard Professor in Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Professor in Neurology, Radiology, Medical and Read more » Read less «
Molecular Genetics in June of 2015. Dr. Apostolova is a prolific researcher, who focuses on the early symptomatic and presymptomatic stages of Alzheimer’s Disease and on the development and validation of sensitive imaging and genetic biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementing disorders. She directs the Clinical Core of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Indiana University and serves as Editor for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Disease Assessment and Monitoring journal.
Rebecca Froman Freiman, MA, MT-BC, is a board certified music therapist serving adults with various types of dementia through Greater Chicago Music Therapy Inc., her private practice. Read more » Read less «
A clinician since 2005, Rebecca has worked as a staff member in long term and sub-acute care, established and implemented a music therapy program for a local hospice, and has facilitated music therapy individual and group sessions for a variety of clientele in many different settings through her private practice.
Melanie Perry, MS, CDP, CADDCT, has been caring for those living with dementia for 27 years. She started as a Personal Care Assistant and progressed to a Memory Care Consultant 19 years ago. Read more » Read less «
Melanie developed the current program for the Auguste’s Cottage Memory Care program for American Senior Communities, where she serves as the Director of Memory Care Support Services.
Dave Meyers lives in Normal, Illinois where he cares for his wife, Cheryl, along with working a full time job. Read more » Read less «
Six years ago the Myers family entered the Alzheimer’s family when Cheryl received her diagnosis. The Alzheimer’s Association provides encouragement, support and resources to David as Cheryl progresses through the different stages. David and Cheryl have two grown children that live in Indiana and Pennsylvania. Their love and support for their parents is what drives David to provide the absolute best care for his wife of 31 years