The CGH Health Foundation, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, is hosting the final “Options for Care” Dementia Workshop, part of a three-part series, on Thursday, November 3rd, at 5:30 p.m. at Bethel Reformed Church, 230 E. 23rd St., Sterling.
CGH primary care physician Dr. Eric Kuhns will be the featured speaker. His presentation is called “Caring For the Patient with Memory Loss – Home, Office and Hospital”. His talk will be followed by a panel of professionals who will each speak on their area of expertise.
Included are representatives from a home nursing agency, assisted living facility, memory care center, Whiteside County Senior Center, Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging, Alzheimer’s Association, as well as a married couple who are on a dementia journey.
The presentations are geared for dementia caregivers/patients and professionals who have a focus on dementia-related services. Register for the workshops at www.cghmc.com/dementiaworkshop. If you’d prefer to register by phone, contact Foundation Executive Director Joan Hermes at 815/625-0400, ext. 5672.
The CGH Health Foundation initiated the new Dementia Project this year to help raise awareness of what dementia is and how to lower your risk through exercise, diet, brain games and social interaction. In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, caregiver support groups are being organized in towns within the CGH Medical Center service area.
A comprehensive listing of area support groups, services and resources will be prepared for community members. Funding is being provided to area memory care centers toward purchase of sensory items for their dementia therapy programs.
The Dementia Project is the main focus of the 2022 Annual Appeal. The goal is $475,000 for the new initiative and 15 other programs. To contribute, go to www.cghmc.com/foundation.
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