Free “toolkits” for Alzheimer’s caregivers

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The Alzheimer’s Association is giving away free caregiver “toolkits” while they last to anyone caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or a related disease in Rock Island, Henry, or Mercer Counties. Each toolkit includes state of the art literature about the most effective ways to care for someone with dementia and valuable, current resource information.

Association spokesperson, Jerry Schroeder, says, “We are very grateful to Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging for the funds they granted us to produce these toolkits. This information is invaluable and will be a great help to caregivers throughout western Illinois.”

The toolkits are free as long as they last and can be picked up at any of the following locations:

·       Mercer Seniors, 137 West Main St., Aledo, 309-582-7221

·       Henry Seniors, 219 W. 2nd St., Kewanee, 309-853-8831

·       Geneseo Senior Center, 541 E. North St., Geneseo, 309-944-3793

·       Rock Island Seniors, 2221 11th St., Rock Island, 309-788-6335

Copies will also be available for circulation at many local libraries.

For more information about the toolkits or about caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, call 1-800-272-3900.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.