Alzheimer’s Association offers Dec. 16 program in Dixon, Ill., on brain health

Staff Report

DIXON, Ill. — The Alzheimer’s Association — Central Illinois Chapter, Rock River Branch, will offer “Now What Was I Saying?”, a public health and education program for local residents to learn steps they can take to make brain health one of the overall goals of the healthy aging process.

The presentation will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16, at the Rock River Office, 93 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon, Ill.

Chapter Program Director Nancy Sweitzer will provide information about the physical health of the brain and its role in memory, the differences between normal aging and dementia, techniques to improve memory, and recommended lifestyle changes to improve brain health.

Materials fee is $5 per person. Registration is required by calling the Rock River Branch at (815) 285-1100 or 800-272-3900.

The Alzheimer’s Association provides services to caregivers and those with memory loss problems including family education, 24-hour telephone helpline, library, support groups, newsletter, advocacy, patient referral and guidance services, and registration in the national Medic Alert + Safe Return identification program.

For more about the program or agency services, call the Rock River Branch or visit the agency website at

From the Dec. 11-17, 2013, issue

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