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Watch our Special LIVE Interactive Programs 
from Home

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One of the components of Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body is to learn something new.

These programs cover a wide array of topics that help promote physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, cognitive activity and social engagement.

We invite you to join us in 2022 for our Upcoming Special Programs with Guest Speakers from around the State of Illinois and Country.

You can watch these programs from Home via Zoom.

Programs

 

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
& Learn about Wildlife from around the World

Thursday, January 20 | 12:00 p.m. CST
For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Mission Wildlife and Guest Speaker, Julie Scardina will share about what is happening around the world and what Mission Wildlife is doing to help. Learn about unique animals from around the world, such as the pangolin (pictured above), painted dogs, and much more!

The program will conclude with a special question and answer session.

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Effective Communication Strategies
Wednesday, February 23 | 12:00 p.m. CST
Communication is more than just talking and listening –it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn todecode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. The Effective Communication Strategies program of the Alzheimer’s Association was designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia.

Learn how to talkto kids about Alzheimer's disease, by author Valene Campbell, author, "The AmazingZoe: Grandma's Memory Box". Valene will share tips on helping kids understand Alzheimer's disease and tips on how people of all ages can support someone living with memory loss.

We will be giving away copies of Ms. Campbell’s book.

Call 800.272.3900 to register
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Advancing the Science
The Latest in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research

Thursday, March 31 | 12:00 p.m. CST
Alzheimer’s is a global health problem with more than 6 million people living with the disease in the US alone. Tremendous gains have been made in the understanding of the science and basic biology underlying Alzheimer’s and other dementias. These advances are leading to great strides in strategies for prevention, detection, diagnostics, and therapeutic interventions. The Alzheimer’s Association is a global leader in research, mobilizing the field to advance the vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.

Join us to learn more about:

  • Landscape of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Science
  • Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s and all other dementia
  • Highlights in Early Detection and Diagnosis
  • Latest Advances in Clinical Trials, Treatments and Lifestyle Intervention
​The program will conclude with a special question and answer session.
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Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
& How to build your own Butterfly Garden

Thursday, May 5 | 12:00 p.m. CST
For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Klehm Arboretum & Botanical Garden will talk about the Monarch Butterfly and how to build your own Butterfly Garden at home. No matter if you create a garden on your patio or plant them in the ground, join us to learn how your home can become a butterfly oasis!

The program will conclude with a special question and answer session.

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Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
& Making a delectable treat this 4th of July

Thursday, June 30 | 12:00 p.m. CST
For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Followed by Chef Christo teaching how to make a delectable healthy treat for the upcoming Fourth of July Holiday. Follow along and takes notes as we use healthy ingredients to make a dish that will wow all your guest for years to come.

The program will conclude with a special question and answer session.

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Effective Communication Strategies
& Art Activities for the Fall Season

Thursday, October 20 | 12:00 p.m. CST
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. The Effective Communication Strategies program of the Alzheimer’s Association was designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia.

Learn how art can stimulate creativity through Art Express, an evidence-based program designed for persons experiencing memory loss or dementia. Administered by the Dale and Deborah Smith Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment at SIU Medicine, Art Express is free, and provides social interaction and cognitive stimulation for those with Alzheimer’s and their caregiver.

The program will conclude with a special question and answer session.

Zoom

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To learn more about partnering with the Alzheimer Association to bring these education programs to your community, contact: madams@alz.org