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IWCA Annual Meeting

Wednesday, October 28 / 6 - 7 p.m. CST

Join us to connect with Illinois Women Conquer ALZ members as we reflect on the past year and look toward 2021.

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In Conversation with Author Jataun Rollins, LCSW

Thursday, November 19 / 6 - 7 p.m. CST

Jataun Rollins, LCSW, author of What's Funny about Dementia? Laugh to keep from Crying, will give guidance on how to prepare individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia for the holiday season during COVID-19, and give guidance on how to reduce fear and anxiety for the individual and caregiver.

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Past Events

Woman to Woman: Empowered Caregiving Through Dementia and COVID-19

Your partner has just been diagnosed with dementia. Now what? There are particular factors to consider regarding estate planning, long term care options, financial considerations, managing a household, and options for when care needs exceed capability. Join IWCA Members and our expert panel for an open and interactive conversation. The discussion will include a legal perspective and case management insights along with advice for caregiving during COVID-19, options when home is no longer an option, and memory care living during a pandemic.

The expert, all-women panel includes:

Charlotte Bishop, Creative Care Management
Ellen Masuret, Harbor Chase of Naperville
Gail Niksic, Elderwerks Educational Services
Susan Scatchell, Gentle Home Care
Stephanie Sexauer, Sexauer Law

When Dementia Leads to Drama

This program led by attorney Kerry Peck discussed the situations that families have encountered when a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, and the legal methods that are commonly used to resolve these dilemmas.

Power of Purple

Thanks to all who joined us for Power of Purple on June 14. Together, we raised over $45,000 for Alzheimer’s and dementia care, support and research. Donations are still being accepted at PowerOfPurple20.givesmart.com