August 3, 2011

Creating Moments of Joy

By Lindsey Osborne
Activity Coordinator
Petersen Commons Assisted Liviing

…..well-known speaker on Alzheimer’s, is coming to the Quad City Area in September

Jolene Brackey, a well-known speaker on Alzheimer’s, is coming to the Quad City Area in September.

Ms. Brackey will be presenting her program, “Creating Moments of Joy.” Professionals, caregivers, family members, and all others are welcome to attend and listen to Ms. Brackey speak about how to join the journey of the individual with Alzheimer’s, create moments of joy, and create quality connections with a loved one or patient.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. The disease attacks the brain, affecting memory thinking, and behavior. It is not a normal part of aging, it worsens over time, and it currently has no cure. While Alzheimer’s has no cure, it is possible to help individuals cope by creating a positive atmosphere that is knowledgeable about the condition and treatment of Alzheimer’s.

Jolene Brackey believes that joy comes from triggering happy childhood memories, living a person’s truth, creating quality connections, replacing personal treasures, and even simple things such as singing a favorite song or sharing simple pleasures. During her presentation, she will share how to achieve these things and create an atmosphere of hope and happiness in everyday life.

Ms. Brackey has many tips and tricks on how to act and react when caring for people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Anyone who knows or cares for an individual with Alzheimer’s/Dementia would greatly benefit from Ms. Brackey’s knowledge and expertise. For more information, please visit her website at

Jolene Brackey’s presentation will be held in Upham Auditorium on the Marycrest Senior Living Campus at 1607 W. 12th St, Davenport, IA on September 8 and 9, 2011. Ms. Brackey will speak Thursday, September 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, September 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.. Refreshment will be available. Any questions please call (563) 323-3888.