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We offer numerous Family Caregiver Education programs throughout our 20-county service area focusing on issues or concerns families face during the disease process. Our organization strives to enhance the quality of life for the person with Alzheimer's, and his/her caregiver by providing education and tools to help manage the disease.

The Central Illinois Chapter offers education classes in the following counties: Fulton, Marshall, Peoria, Stark and Tazewell; Bureau, Putnam and LaSalle; Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren; Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike and Schuyler; Lee, Whiteside and Ogle. Many of our programs are funded by local grants.

Please sign up at least a day in advance. To register, call the office closest to you:
Peoria headquarters, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria 309.681.1100
Quincy Branch, 639 York St., Quincy 217.228.1111
Rock River Branch, 93 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon 815.285.1100

Or call us toll free at 800.272.3900.

Please read below for upcoming Family Caregiver Education programs in your area.


Peoria Area Upcoming Education Programs - July through December 2014

Rock River Area Upcoming Education Programs - July through December 2014

Quincy Area Upcoming Education Programs - July through December 2014


PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Alzheimer’s 101. Explore the common causes of memory loss, including Alzheimer’s & related dementias; stages and symptoms of Alzheimer’s; the importance of a good medical examination; and current research & treatments.

The Basics. Discover more about symptoms, causes and risk factors for Alzheimer’s & dementia; the benefits of early detection; treatment options; stages of the disease; and ways the Association can help.

Beyond Bingo: Creating Meaningful Memories. 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.

Facing New Challenges. Participants learn the basics of Alzheimer’s disease, new communication approaches and ways to plan for the future.

First Fridays Lunch and Learns. Join the Quincy on the first Friday of each month for lunch & an educational program. Preregistration required.

Know the 10 Signs. Learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s and why early detection is crucial.

Legal and Financial Series. Local attorneys & financial planners discuss with participants legal & financial issues caregivers face and steps they should take to plan for the future.

Living with Alzheimer’s — Early Stage. Caregivers will learn strategies needed to cope with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and discuss how to maintain quality of life while planning for the future. Participants will go over the symptoms of early stage Alzheimer’s and discuss legal and financial issues.

Now What was I Saying? Receive steps to take now to make brain health one of your goals in the healthy aging process.

Perspectives on Caregiver Stress. Examine the symptoms of caregiver stress and learn strategies for becoming a healthier caregiver.

Protecting What Matters. Learn strategies for assisting with routine personal care activities & tips to make the home safe and supportive.

Reconnect: Interacting with Dementia. This program offers strategies on improving overall communication skills in connecting with memory-impaired individuals, and describes ways to respond to behavioral changes.

Train Your Brain. Are you a healthy 40+ and want to stay at the top of your game? This fun, 6-week program features guest speakers with different brain health-topics.

Slices of the Pie. A 6-week program for individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early stage Alzheimer’s disease where individuals can engage in social and stimulating activities.


If you are interested in having the Alzheimer's Association present an education program for your organization simply request a speaker.

To attend a program, call the Central Illinois Chapter at 800-272-3900

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Community Education

The Alzheimer’s Association - Central Illinois Chapter includes staff who deliver quality educational presentations throughout our service areas. Our audiences include civic and service organizations, fraternal clubs, faith-based groups, health care agencies, support groups, schools/academic institutions and social services agencies. To schedule a speaker for your organization, please contact us at your local office.

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