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Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Tuesday, June 4
Starts at 7:00 PM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Because the month of June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, the Museum is pleased to host a program by the Alzheimer’s Association of Bloomington-Normal. Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a devastating disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior.  

Join us on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. as we welcome Jami King, a Community Educator with the Alzheimer’s Association, who will discuss the differences between Alzheimer’s and Dementia and the impact these two diseases can have on us all. This free, public program will also explore the stages and risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease, discuss current research and treatment options that exist to address some symptoms, and information on resources will also be available for program participants.

In addition to being a volunteer Community Educator with the Alzheimer’s Association, King is a family care partner, with two parents living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. She is passionate about helping others to learn about and advocate for people impacted by dementia.

Information about the Museum’s Senior Reminiscence outreach program will also be available. Since 2005, the Museum has regularly presented Senior Reminiscence programs at senior care facilities throughout Central Illinois. This program brings museum educators directly into senior care facilities at no cost to them. Using authentic objects, photographs, and inquiry-based facilitation, we encourage older adults to recall and share memories, feelings, and stories of past life experiences by handing familiar artifacts and photographs, and to connect with other program participants.

For more information about this free program, please contact the Museum’s Education Department at education@mchistory.org or 309-827-0428.