Conference for caregivers helps families cope

15th Annual Conference for Caregivers August 12, 2017 Springfield, IL

15th Annual Conference for Caregivers, August 12, 2017 Springfield, ILI’m looking forward to attending the 15th annual Conference for Caregivers this Saturday, August 12 from 8 am to 2 pm at the Northfield Center, 3280 Northfield Drive in Springfield, Illinois. Presented by the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland, the conference is offered for caregivers of older family members and grandparents raising children to provide information and support.

Following are some of the great sessions lined up, including a couple focused on dementia that I’m really looking forward to hearing. You can still register through Thursday, August 10 by calling the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland at 217-787-9234 for more information.

Conference for Caregivers Sessions for 2017:

Effective Communication Strategies: Elizabeth Hagemann, Manager, Education & Outreach, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter

Early, Middle, and Late Stages of Dementia and its Effects on the Person and Family Caregivers: Ann Jirmasek, MA, SIU School of Medicine, Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders

Stress Management And Relaxation Techniques: Kimberly Luz, MS, CHES Divisional Director of Community Outreach HSHS St. John’s Hospital

Palliative Care Verses Hospice Care … and how they work together: Lora Wyatt RN, BSN, CHPN Hospice & Palliative Care Supervisor, Memorial Home Services Hospice

Spirituality in Caregiving: Jan Costello, Chaplain & Hospice Spiritual Outreach Coordinator, Memorial Home Services

Identity Thefts and Scams: Andre Jordan, Associate State Director, Outreach and Advocacy, AARP

The How and Why of Adult Protective Services: Claudia Kemple, MSW, Adult Protective Services Program Coordinator, Office of Adult PRotective Services, Illinois Department on Aging

You Have a Voice: Megan Jizmagian, ICARE-Regional Ombudsman

Elder Depression: Like Looking Through the Two-Way Mirror: Sara Lieber, LSW, Senior Sidekicks

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