Memory Conference: Understanding Dementia

Thursday, October 4, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm


Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut, Springfield, Illinois


On Oct. 4 and 6, join SIU Medicine's Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders and the Neuroscience Institute for the Annual Memory Conference for family, friends, care partners and persons with early-stage memory loss. The sessions are generously supported by the King's Daughters Organization.

From 6-8 pm on Thursday, Oct. 4, experts will present "Understanding Dementia: A Positive Approach Using What We Know."

From 9 am-noon on Saturday, Oct. 6, learn more about memory loss and caregiver strategies through "Living in the Moment: Seeing GEMS Instead of Disease," a presentation that describes the GEMS Brain Change Model developed by premier dementia educator Teepa Snow.

Topics include:

  • An updated understanding of dementia
  • Brain changes that occur
  • Care partnering techniques
  • Reducing distress, encouraging acceptance of help and improving outcomes for people living with dementia as well as their caregivers
  • "Normal" aging versus "not normal" aging and memory loss

Come to one or both sessions at no cost. Have questions? Call Greg Kyrouac at 217-545-7199.

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