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Published on November 19, 2012

Rush Copley Presents Family Caregiver Seminar

(Aurora, IL)  Rush Copley will present a Family Caregiver Seminar for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders on Saturday, December 1, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Rush Copley Heart Institute, on the Rush Copley Medical Center campus in Aurora.

This free half-day seminar is for spouses, relatives, or friends who care for or live with someone who has Parkinson’s disease or another movement disorder.  

The seminar will include:

Keynote: Coping with Cognitive Changes in Parkinson’s

Paula McFeely-Wiener, MSW, LCSW, National Parkinson Foundation

This keynote address will help family caregivers better understand and cope with the changes that can occur in thinking, memory, behavior and mood as Parkinson’s disease progresses.  In addition, it will be examined how the medications used to treat Parkinson’s can cause or even worsen certain behaviors.

Caregiver Rights in Healthcare: How to be a good advocate
Cheryl Ipema, Clinical Integration and Care Coordination, Rush Copley
Find out how the spouse or caregiver, can advocate for quality care both in and out of the hospital.  This session will include a discussion on the rights a caregiver has regarding care and treatments.  Also, tips for getting the best response from your healthcare team and for coordinating care with multiple providers.

Health, Humor, and Happiness
Amber Konopa, CTRS, CADC, Linden Oaks at Edward

A healthy sense of humor generates insight, inspiration, stress relief, joy and a fresh perspective.  We cannot control all the events that cause stress in our lives, but we can learn how to respond to them in healthier, more productive ways.  This presentation will explore the benefits humor brings to your mind, body and emotions.

Register online or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).


For more information, contact:

Courtney Satlak
Director of Marketing

If you need to reach someone after business hours, please call 630-978-6200 and ask the operator to page the marketing representative on call.