The Alzheimers AssociationGreater Illinois Chapter is presenting it annual Caregivers Educational Seminar on Friday, June 4 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 3300 Rural St., starting at 8:30 a.m. The program will target the most commonly asked questions by caregivers when they call the Alzheimers Association.
Debbie Greiner, director of Alzheimer Services at DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center, will review the difficulties that can be faced when helping a loved one with their activities of daily living (such as bathing, grooming and eating). She will discuss the importance of how that individual is approached as well as providing hints to ease some of the stresses of caregiving associated with these areas of care.
Lynda Markut, clinical director for Family Alliance, will be focusing on the challenging behaviors a person with dementia may exhibit with this illness and also provide techniques for coping with and reducing such behaviors.
Along with the presentation, there will be a resource fair that will host social and health care agencies showcasing information about products and services available to caregivers and their family members. A $10 registration is required per person. Registration scholarships are available if financial assistance is needed. Information: Bonnie Beam at the Alzheimers Association, 815-484-1300.