Posted September 1, 2010

On this day, educational programs are being held in dozens of countries to raise awareness about the growing challenge of this disease.  The Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Illinois Chapter is pleased to bring together professional and family caregivers to learn about recent advances in science and care.

September 21, 2010

Check-in 8:00 a.m.
Program 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Location:
Elk Grove Park District
Garden Terrace Room
1000 Wellington Ave
Elk Grove Village, IL

Phone:
847.933.2413

Cost:
$45 for Professionals
$25 Family Members
Group rates are available

CEUs provided by Oakton Community College and Alexian Bros

Presenters:
Concetta Forchetti M.D. Ph.D.
Jeannine Forrest, RN, PhD
Mary Ellen Geist, Author and Family Caregiver

Dr. Concetta Forchetti, both a researcher and clinician, will provide an update on current trends in biomedical research including diagnosis, treatment, and population studies examining risk reduction. Dr. Jeannine Forrest, who manages a research project involving palliative care for people with advanced dementia, will describe best practices and the findings of her current study. Finally, Mary Ellen Geist, author of an acclaimed memoir about caring for her father with Alzheimer’s disease, will talk about her personal journey of caregiving and the power of music and song to connect with those with Alzheimer’s disease.

I have had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Forchetti speak.  She really knows how to explain the disease with great ease.

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