Alzheimer’s Association 2010 Family Forum – April 10

Posted February 20, 2010
Please consider joining the great people at the Alzheimer's Association for a half day event for those affected by memory loss. This great event includes a session that will update you on today's current research in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.  The second session is a presentation focused on providing caregivers with a framework for negotiating difficult circumstances in order to relive stress and maintain important relationships with those with memory loss.  The final session of the day will look at different personality types and their impact on our everyday lives.  Effective communication to compliment personality types within the family ...
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Alzheimer’s – There’s an app for that.

Posted February 12, 2010
Apps for All recently released a new app for iPhone, iTouch and iPad to those with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers.  It helps to identify apps that will improve the quality of life specifically those that will calm, lift spirits or engage the user. According to the description, "The goal is to leverage these app-inspired activities resulting in an improved interaction with caregivers and visitors. Grandchildren, for example, can find familiar music, games, or activities in apps that can be enjoyed together perhaps stimulating discussion by one who is normally less communicative." The app is .99 cents and you can ...
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Communicating in Alzheimer’s World

Posted February 10, 2010
Alzheimer's Reading Room: Communicating in Alzheimer's World  After repeatedly correcting my mother, telling her she just ate, and watching her get frustrated or angry, I finally realized something had to change -- this something was me. I had to change...... I love Bob's Blog, the Alzheimer's Reading room. This is one of my favorite articles because it speaks to anyone of us who has found themselves a little (.....) frustrated when trying to communicate with someone with Alzheimer's disease If you are in that situation now, take a second and click the link at the top of this post a ...
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Money raised for the Memory Walk, where does it go?

Posted November 25, 2009
November is still National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month so I thought I would share with you some information about where the money raised from Memory Walk goes and how it helps in the community.  I also want to take this opportunity to re-thank everyone who donated to our Memory Walk team this year and every year past. There is still time to donate before the year is over, so if you would like to you can click here to go to our fund-raising page.  Remember your donation is tax deductible! Where does the money go? The funds raised through Memory ...
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Free evening programs highlighting HBO’s "The Alzheimer’s Project"

Posted November 9, 2009
The Alzheimer's Association Greater Illinois Chapter, Lexington Healthcare and Alexian Brothers Neurosciences Institute are hosting two evening programs this month highlighting segments of The HBO Alzheimer’s Project featuring a panel of experts with their personal and scientific perspectives on Alzheimer’s disease. The first evening is the Wednesday, Nov 11 and they will feature Part I: Personal Perspectives on Living with Alzheimer’s Disease The second night, Wednesday, November 18 will feature: Part Two: Scientific Perspectives on Alzheimer’s Disease Both evenings check-in and appetizers at 5:30 p.m and program begins at 6:45 and ends at 8:30 p.m Where: Heron Point Conference Center ...
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Tackling the Issues of Alzheimer's and Tapping into Resources that can Help

Posted October 28, 2009
As the number of people facing Alzheimer's continues to sky rocket, it is vital that everyone, those dealing with the disease and those faced with caring for someone who has it, understand that there are resources and options available to help.  As a result of the progressive nature of Alzheimer's, it is important to comprehend the states of the disease and be informed of what may lie ahead.  Being prepared and ready to respond to the changing needs of the diagnosed individual is necessary to providing the best care possible. Join Mary O'Hara, social worker and education and outreach specialist ...
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