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Registration due for conference

Published: Monday, June 17, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

DIXON – Registration is due Tuesday for the Alzheimer’s Association’s 16th annual Rock River Professional Education Conference, from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2.

Gerontologists Marilyn Woelke and Linda Gilman with GeriEd Services in Bettendorf, Iowa, will discuss difficult behaviors, and activities to keep people with dementia occupied. Dr. Ronald Zec, with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, will give an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and an update on research efforts.

Cost is $65 per person, plus $15 for continuing education units. Lunch is included.

Go to to register. Call Nancy Sweitzer at Alzheimer’s Association Rock River, 800-272-3900 or 815-285-1100, for more information.

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