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Chillicothe Times-Bulletin - Chillicothe, IL
  • Six-week brain fitness program geared to individuals with mild cognitive decline

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  • Individuals with mild cognitive impairment can enroll in an upcoming brain fitness program called Slices of the Pie, where they will engage in social and stimulating activities in a supportive setting.
    Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association – Central Illinois Chapter, the six-week program will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, March 6-April 10 at the Chapter Office, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria.
    Mild cognitive impairment is a condition in which a person has problems with memory, language or another essential cognitive ability that are severe enough to be noticeable to others and show up on cognitive tests, but not severe enough to interfere with daily life.
    Slices of the Pie will identify ways for participants to be engaged in their communities and connected to local events, demonstrate brain health through sensory and creative activities, and build connections with participants in a relaxed and friendly environment.
    Each slice of the pie focuses on a different subject: activity ice breakers; creativity; current events; communication; physical exercise; cognition and sensory; brain health in foods; and staying productive in the community.
    Participants must have a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or early stage Alzheimer’s disease, have undergone a complete screening, have the ability to participate in six consecutive weekly sessions, be socially appropriate, and have a supportive caregiver.
    Participants must be registered and screened by March 5.
    Cost of the program is $30 for the 6-week session.
    For more information, contact Education Specialist Joseph Leman toll free at 800.272.3900 or 309.681.1100, or email jleman@alz.org.
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