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Watch our Special LIVE Interactive Programs 
from Home


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.


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.

In Person


To learn more about partnering with the Alzheimer Association to bring these education programs to your community, contact: