Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center Hosting a “Caregiver” Panel Discussion at The Black Women’s Expo, April 12th

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The Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s (RADC) community outreach department is hosting a panel discussion titled: “Caregiver, The Things I Wish I Knew.” The event is part of the seminar series of The Black Women’s Expo – 25th Anniversary, and will be held at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Friday, April 12, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Room #N227b. All are welcome to attend.

“The purpose of this panel discussion is to provide support to caregivers, who may sometimes feel overwhelmed with the magnitude of responsibility and the emotional and physical toll of being a caregiver for someone with dementia and/or another chronic illness,” said Janice Layne, Community Engagement Coordinator for the RADC. “We want to provide them with as much information and community resources as possible to ease their burden of care so that they can enjoy quality time with their loved one.”

The seven-member panel will cover the following topics:

  • Sirchester Jackson, Community Engagement Coordinator (RADC): “What he wished he knew as his father’s caregiver”
  • Theodore London, Attorney: “The importance of having the correct legal documents as a caregiver.”
  • Felice Searles, owner of Nancy’s Home Care Service: “The value of having a strong support system.”
  • Theresa Jenkins, Clinical Core Coordinator (RADC): “What is Clinical Core and why it is important.”
  • Karen Graham, Community Relations Manager (RADC): “Self-care for the caretaker: why it is imperative to also take care of yourself.”
  • Janice Layne, Community Engagement Coordinator (RADC): Panel facilitator.


There is no fee to attend the panel discussion however, there is an admission fee to the Expo: Children Tickets $5.00. Adult Tickets $25.00. Tickets can be purchased at Walgreens at half price.

For more information, contact Janice Layne at Janice_L_Layne@rush.edu.

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