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Peoria Area Programs

Dementia Conversations

When someone you know shows signs of dementia, it's time to talk. Conversations with family members about memory loss and changes in behavior can be challenging and uncomfortable. Join us to learn tips to help reducing the stress related to doctor's visits, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans for the future.

Cost: FREE
*Partially funded by CIAAA

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Henry Public Library
702 Front St., Henry

Monday, June 20, 2016
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Macomb City Hall
232 E. Jackson St., Macomb

Registration required: call 309-681-1100

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The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

If you or someone you know if affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. This program provides information on diagnosis, risk factors, disease stages, treatment options and much more.

Cost: FREE

Thursday, June 9, 2016
6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Lutheran Hillside Senior Living
6901 N Galena Rd., Peoria

Registration required: call 309-681-1100

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

For centuries, we've known hat the health of the brain and the body are connected. Now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement while using hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendation into a plan for healthy aging.  

Cost: FREE

Thursday, June 2, 2016
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Peoria Park District Boardroom Noble Center
1125 W. Lake Ave., Peoria

Thursday, June 23, 2016
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
East Peoria Civic Complex Conference Room
401 W. Washington St., East Peoria

Registration required: call 309-681-1100

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Understand and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors


 Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Peoria Chapter Office
612 W. Glen Ave., Peoria
*Partially funded by CIAAA

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Knoxville Cottage Clinic Medical Group
904 E. Main St., Knoxville

Registration required: call 309-681-1100

Savvy Caregiver

Join us for a 6 week specialized series to better equip family caregivers to care for the needs of their loved ones in the early to moderate stages of Alzheimer's disease. You will gain:

  • Personal knowledge, skills and caregiving perspective
  • Skills to assess abilities of your loved one
  • Confidence to set and alter caregiving goals
  • Strategies to manage activities of daily living
  • An understanding of the disease progression

Cost: FREE
Registration: Pre-registration is required. Please call Daryl Carlson at 309-681-1100 ext. 207
*Funded by IDOA

Every Wednesday from May 18- June 22
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Peoria Chapter Office
612 W. Glen Ave., Peoria
*Dinner will be provided

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Specialty Programs

Early Stage Support Group (ESSG)

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia within the last six months and seem confused about what to do next? Early-Stage Support Group is an 8-week support group for persons with Early-Stage Alzheimer's disease and their care partners.
Sessions will take place at the Peoria Chapter office located at 612 W. Glen Ave., Peoria.

Registration is required: Screeni-ng process is required for all participants. To get more information contact the Alzheimer's Association, Central Illinois call 800-272-3900.

PALZ- Peoria Alzheimer’s Support Group

PALZ meets in the Central Illinois Chapter Peoria office from 3:00 -4:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. PALZ is an open group* that caters to BOTH families and those with memory loss. The group meets all together for the first half hour and then splits into two groups: a support group for caregivers and an activities-based group for individuals with memory loss. The patient facilitator attempts to engage participants in mentally and socially stimulating activity for the duration of the group session. Typically, participants are beyond the early stages of dementia.

For more information call 309-681-1100 or email dcarlson@alz.org

 

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