June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It is important to know that people with dementia are at increased risk for abuse and there is support available to help safeguard against abuse, through Area Agencies on Aging, the Alzheimer’s Association and other ICRN partners. if you suspect abuse of an adult over 60 or an adult 18-59 with a disability (such as dementia), report it to the Illinois Department on Aging at 1-866-800-1409.
For some important facts about dementia and elder abuse, click here.
The Collaborative Action Team training for Community Health – Older adult Network (CATCH-ON) is a HRSA funded program in the State of Illinois. Its overarching mission of the CATCH-ON is to unify state-wide academic, health, and community organizations and resources to prepare a geriatric collaborative practice-ready health workforce optimizing health while, serving and improving patient-centered health and wellness outcomes. CATCH-ON is developing training and education modules for older persons, their family members, and their health professionals. For more information about CATCH-ON, please visit its website at www.catch-on.org.
Are you interested in learning about the current recommendations made to the legislature in order to make Illinois a better “dementia-capable” state?
The Alzheimer’s Disease Illinois State Plan 2014-2017 Report and Recommendations was developed by stakeholders and the Illinois Department of Public Health in 2014.
The report acts as a great guidepost for the current programs in the State of Illinois to support persons living with or at risk for dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease and other related disorders.
Anyone interested in advocating for better services for persons living with or at risk for dementia in Illinois definitely should read this report.
Professional Solutions and Family Support
A unique conference offering valuable tools and resources to support the professional and lay caregiver.
A fast paced and interactive agenda designed for participants to gain the most current information on:
- Empowering your health care
- Compassionate care essentials
- Elder abuse and self-neglect
- Brain health and aging
- Best self-care approaches
Where: Wesley Willows Town Center, 4142 Johns Farm Road, Rockford, IL
When: Thursday, October 15, 2015 8:00am to 4:30pm
More information: Registration fee is $119 (includes lunch, refreshments, networking, exhibits and seven (7) Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Register at: http://geroed.networkofcare4elearning.org/CourseDetail.aspx?pId=101188&OrgId=313