Association to present family caregiver conference
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[MARCH 1, 2005]
FORSYTH -- The Alzheimer's
Association is presenting "Out of the Shadows and Into
Understanding," a half-day conference for family caregivers, on
March 16 from 8 until 11:30 a.m. in Forsyth. Registration begins at
7:30 a.m. at the Hickory Point banquet facility in
Forsyth. Preregistration is required.
Speakers include Dr. Tom Ala from the
SIU School of Medicine, who will discuss what is really happening to
a person with dementia. This session will address how Alzheimer's
disease affects the functioning of the brain, the six basic
cognitive domains and how the progression of the disease affects
Brown of the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation will speak
to the legal issues that patients and caregivers need to be aware
of, including the importance of advance directives. He will do so
from the perspective of an attorney who has also been the primary
caregiver for a person with Alzheimer's disease.
Tami Wacker, regional ombudsman,
will cover the different types of behaviors that are encountered in
the long-term care setting and the rights of all involved, including
residents, family members and facility staff.
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For more information or to register
for the caregiver conference, call the Alzheimer's Association at
(217) 726-5184 or visit
www.alzheimers-illinois.org and click on "Family Education &
The Alzheimer's Association is the
world leader in Alzheimer research and support. Having awarded
more than $150 million to nearly 1,300 projects, the association is
the largest private funder of Alzheimer research in the nation. The
association's vision is a world without Alzheimer's disease.
For more information about
Alzheimer's disease, visit
www.alzheimers-illinois.org or call (800) 272-3900.
[Shelley Hunt, Bloomington
office of the Alzheimer's Association]