Successful Aging Seminars

Dementia: Prevention, Caregiving, and Support
Monday, October 30th at 11:30 AM
Summit of Uptown
10 N. Summit Ave, Park Ridge

A panel of professionals will present about how to live well and prevent dementia, signs of normal versus abnormal aging, an overview of available medications, implementing positive dementia care, and helpful tools for people living with a diagnosis or who are caring for someone with dementia. After the presentation there will be a Q&A. A light lunch will also be served to attendees.

For more information or to RSVP, call the Center of Concern at (847) 823-0453, or register online to attend this event.

Tom and Karen Brenner

 authors of “You Say Goodby and We Say Hello: The Montessori Method for Positive Dementia Care” have developed methods and strategies to engage people with dementia. Tom is a gerontologist who specializes in creating dementia care programs that are strength-based and positive leaning, and Karen is a Montessori educator who co-founded a Montessori school for children who are deaf. The Brenners have worked together for the past twenty years researching and implementing the application of the Montessori Method for positive dementia care.

Melissa Budahazy

APN-BC, MA, RN-BC is an Advanced Practice Nurse specializing in neurology. She is also a dementia caregiver for her aunt. Melissa has held clinical and lab instructor positions and frequently lectures on neurological topics at academic institutions and professional organizations, is an Advanced Practice Nurse at Northwest Neurology, and provides private coaching for caregivers of people with dementia through her consulting service Minding After.

Past Successful Aging Seminar topics include:

  • Will and Estate Planning
  • Local Resources and Programs for Older Adults
  • Preparing to Downsize
  • Nutrition and Skin Care
  • Older Adult Crime Prevention

More events will be announced soon!