COMING THIS FALL.... All events are offered FREE of charge and include practical take-home information.
Dementia Series, currently scheduled at Antioch, Fox Lake, Fremont, Warren-Newport, and Zion-Bentonlibraries.
September Schedule. Programs are sponsored by BrightStar Care. Please contact your local library to register.
Dementia 101: What is Dementia? This 1.0-hour interactive program will help participants understand the difference between dementia and normal memory decline, causes of dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and the four major dementias.
Tuesday, September 15, 1:30-2:30 Fremont Public Library, Mundelein
Introduction to Dementia: Definition and Change. This 1.5-hour interactive program will help participants understand the characteristics of dementia and the ways in which dementia can change a person's ability to perform daily activities. Participants will also learn support strategies that can encourage the retention of abilities and independence.
Tuesday, September 15, 7:00-8:30 pm: Warren-Newport Library, Gurnee Monday, September 28, 7:00-8:30 pm: Antioch Public Library District, Antioch
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ONE-HOUR programs include any or all of the following:
Dementia 101: What Is Dementia?
Dementia 102: How Things Change
Dementia 103: Muddled Messages
The Dementia-Friendly Home
The Holidays in a Time of Dementia
Caregiving in a Time of Dementia
1.5-HOUR programs include the following:
Introduction to Dementia: Definition and Change
Creating Dementia Friendly Environments
Holidays in a Time of Dementia
Other upcoming events. Please check back for locations, dates, and times.
Senior Housing Options (NEW). A one-hour interactive program designed to help participants understand the range of living options available to older adults.
Advocating for Your Loved One (NEW). A one-hour interactive program that offers effective strategies for promoting quality care.
Some comments from previous program participants...
"The info presented is so valuable & helpful."
One thing I really liked about this program was "how everybody was interactive and asked a lot of questions. Speaker was very knowledge[able] about the subject."
"This program clears up a lot of confusion. [I] have MCI – thought it was advanced Alzheimer’s."
“I will take better care of myself as well as my husband.”
NOTE: CareSmart Illinois currently has limited funding to support on-site presentations. If you would like to schedule a presentation for your organization, please contact Chris at 847-596-8226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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