Members & guests – free.
Onlien registration for this program has ended; to join please contact the Village office at 773.248.8700.
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways people living with dementia communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage.
Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
About our presenter: Mindy Grall, PhD, ANP-BC
Mindy started her nursing career in the early 90’s as a certified nursing assistant on a memory care unit. She went on to become a registered nurse, and later a nurse practitioner. She later received her PhD, which focused on Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. As a clinical practitioner, Mindy practiced neurology in both the outpatient and inpatient settings, including neurocritical care, with much her practice dedicated to those affected by dementia.
In 2016, she pivoted her career to join the Medical Affairs space in the pharmaceutical industry. Mindy currently oversees the clinical and scientific activities for the Parkinson’s disease product portfolio at Supernus Pharmaceuticals. Mindy and her husband have raised 2 boys, now adults, and live in the northern suburbs of Chicago where they enjoy family and friends, the City, the outdoors, and traveling.