Memory Conference: Living in the Moment
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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.
- 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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