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Monday December 22 2014



The WSIU team and representatives from local service agencies are exploring the impact of Alzheimer’s in our region and identifying resources to help families manage this disease. WSIU created this online resource to provide information about the broadcast program The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s Disease, and to give the people in our region a deeper understanding of this mysterious disease, the science behind it and the experience of those who suffer from its tragic effects.

Local service agencies offering assistance to Alzheimer's patients and their families include:

  • Addus HealthCare - Assisted care. Call (618) 997-6565 or (866) 687-9639.
  • Alzheimer's Association - Resources and referrals. Call the 24 hour hotline at 800-272-3900.
  • Bi-County Home Health - Home health nursing services. Call (618) 998-0507.
  • Carterville Family Practice - Comprehensive health care. Call (618) 985-4841.
  • Egyptian Area Agency on Aging - Services for seniors. Call (618) 985-8311. Fifth Season Residential Program - Residential services for seniors. Call (618) 988-8408.
  • Franklin Williamson Human Services - Mental health and aging services. Call (618) 937-6483 or (618) 997-5336.
  • Gold Plate Program of Perry County - Adult services including meals, transportation, respite care and adult day care. Call (618) 542-3511.
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  • Heartland Regional Medical Center - Hospital and comprehensive health care services. Call (618) 988-7627.
  • NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Call 1 (800) 346-4572.
  • Salvation Army - Community centers offering a range of services. Call 1 (800) SAL-ARMY.
  • Senior Adult Services - Transportation, outreach, information and assistance. Call (618) 457-4151.
  • Shawnee Alliance for Seniors - Case management, advocacy, protective services. Call 1 (800) 642-7773.
  • Southern Illinois Behavioral Services - Counseling services. Call (618) 457-4144.
  • Southern Illinois Healthcare - Hospitals and comprehensive health care services. Call toll free 1 (866) 744-2468.
  • Southern Illinois Regional Social Services - Geriatric services. Call (618) 457.6703.
  • Southern Illinois University Department of Psychology - Research and education. Call (618) 453-3541.
  • Southern Illinois University School of Social Work - Research and education. Call (618) 453-2243.
  • UMWA Health & Retirement Funds - Health and pension benefits for retired coal miners and their eligible dependents. Call 1 (800) 291-1425.
  • University of Illinois Extension Center - Family life workshops. Call 618-439-3178
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center - Nursing care. Call (618) 997-531.
  • VNA-TIP Hospice - Home health care. Call (800) 351-3885.
  • Williamson County Programs on Aging - Adult day care and other services. Call (618) 988-1585.

    We invite you to bookmark this page and visit again. More information and local resources are being added each day.

    The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s is produced by Twin Cities Public Television.† Funded by MetLife Foundation. Additional funding by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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