Make communication easier for a person with Alzheimer’s disease

Check out these 5 tips to make communication easier between you and a person with Alzheimer’s:

  • Make eye contact and call the person by name
  • Be aware of your tone, how loud your voice is, how you look at the person, and your body language
  • Encourage two-way conversation for as long as possible
  • Use other methods besides speaking, such as gentle touching
  • Try distracting the person if communication creates problems

Visit the ADEAR website to learn more about the changes in communication that may accompany Alzheimer’s disease.

New Tools for Financial Caregivers in Illinois

Upcoming webinar: Tools for Financial Caregivers in Illinois
January 12, 2017
2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time

Millions of Americans are managing money or property for a loved one who is unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. These financial caregivers may be agents under a power of attorney, guardians of property or other fiduciaries.

To help financial caregivers in Illinois, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office for Older Americans has created easy-to-understand Managing Someone Else’s Money guides with information and resources specific to Illinois.

Join a free webinar on January 12 to learn more about these guides and how you can help people acting as financial fiduciaries for older adults and adults with disabilities. Speakers include:

• Honorable Patricia Banks, Presiding Judge, Elder Law and Miscellaneous Remedies Division, Circuit Court of Cook County
• Jonathan Lavin, President and CEO, AgeOptions
• Wendy Cappelletto, Supervising Attorney, Cook County Public Guardian
• Naomi Karp, Senior Policy Analyst, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office for Older Americans

To register for this event:
1. Go to:
2. Enter the conference number and passcode.
3. Provide your information for the event leader and then click submit.

• To join the webinar, please click on the following link at the time of the webinar: (No RSVP required)

• If that link does not work, you can also access the webinar by clicking and enter the following information:
o Conference number: 2339963
o Audience passcode: 144022

o Toll Free Number: 1-888-795-5920
o Passcode: 5082358

WebEx Required Download:
To use WebEx for your operator-assisted conferences, presenters and participants alike must have the WebEx Event Manager installed prior to joining. To download the Event Manager, see the instructions on the WebEx Downloads page.

If you have any questions or need any additional information please contact Tami Sieckman at or 202-435-7121.