Program to make coping with dementia easier

Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 10:43 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 10:46 a.m. CDT

DeKALB – The Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Illinois Chapter is presenting a program for those whose lives are touched by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The program will be in the DeKalb Public Library’s Conference Room from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.

As Alzheimer’s disease and other, related dementias progress, friends and family members may find it difficult to spend time visiting with the person with dementia. This program will provide insight into dementia and its effect on communication and behavior, and will introduce participants to techniques to make visits more comfortable and meaningful for all concerned.

The Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Illinois Chapter serves 68 counties in Illinois with offices in Bloomington, Carbondale, Chicago, Joliet, Rockford and Springfield. Since 1980, the chapter has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes.

For more information about this program or Alzheimer’s, visit www.alz.org/illinois. This free program is for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place. Registration is required. To register, visit www.dkpl.org/events or call the reference desk at 815-756-9568, ext. 220.

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