Effective Communication Strategies

Details: 02 May. 2019 @ 5 : 00 pm Venue: Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace 1635 S. Ardmore

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

RSVP with the Alzheimer's Association at 800.272.3900 or at alz.org/crf

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Details: 30 May. 2019 @ 5 : 00 pm Venue: Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace 1635 S. Ardmore

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost However. some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn how to identify common behavioral triggers, decode behavioral messages, and calm a person who is experiencing common behavior challenges

RSVP with the Alzheimer's Association at 800.272.3900 or at alz.org/crf

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Details: 26 Jun. 2019 @ 5 : 00 pm Venue: Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace 1635 S. Ardmore

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 optimize our physical and cognitive health as we 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.

RSVP with the Alzheimer's Association at 800.272.3900 or at alz.org/crf