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Audio conferences presented by the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter are held the second Tuesday of every month. This month's topic is very relevant of many of the families (and professionals) we work with so we wanted to pass it along so you could participate.This one will be held Tuesday, October 13 from noon to 1 p.m. Click here to register or call 309.662.8392. Once signed up, registrants will receive information and directions for the call.

Presenter: Melanie Adams, Director of Education and Outreach, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter

Description: When a person with dementia refuses to do something we need them to do, it is easy to get frustrated. However, a few simple techniques can help them stop “digging in their heels.” Join in to learn ways we may be contributing to their stubbornness without even realizing it. Focus on skills to gently guide them from a “no” to a “yes” as we try to support them and keep them safe while honoring their dignity.

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