August 2008 E-Newsletter

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About the Greater Illinois Chapter

Programs and Support Groups

Chapter Home Page


Save the Date

Upcoming Community Education Programs:

August 5, 2008 | Joliet
Caregiver Series I and II
Memory Loss 101 and Understanding and Responding to People with Dementia

August 6, 2008 | Joliet
The Noon Network-Professionals

August 13, 2008 | Plainfield
Now What Was I Saying?

August 15, 2008 | Wheeling
Now What Was I Saying?

August 19, 2008 | Joliet
Caregiver Series III and IV
Caregiver Skills to Manage Stress and Making Meaningful Memories

August 20, 2008 | Rockford
Now What Was I Saying?

August 21, 2008 | Crystal Lake
Now What Was I Saying?

August 27, 2008 | Joliet
The Noon Network – Families and Friends

August 27, 2008 | Springfield
Caregiver Series I and II
Memory Loss 101 and Understanding and Responding to People with Dementia

August 28, 2008 | Springfield
Caregiver Series III and IV
Caregiver Skills to Manage Stress and Making Meaningful Memories


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Upcoming Training for Professionals:

August 6, 2008 | Elk Grove Village

Ethical Decision- Making in Dementia Care

August 13, 2008 | Chicago
Advanced Topics In Alzheimer’s Care for Direct Care Staff
(Person-Centered Care, Behaviors, & Exit-Seeking)
 
August 19, 2008 | Chicago
Illinois Dementia Care
 
August 27, 2008 | Chicago
Advanced Topics In Alzheimer’s Care for Direct Care Staff
(Making Mealtimes Matter, Bathing, & Falls)
 
September 10, 2008 | Chicago
Advanced Topics In Alzheimer’s Care for Direct Care Staff
(Intimacy & Sexuality, Making Meaningful Connections through Music, & Communication through Storytelling)
 
September 10, 2008 | Bourbonnais
Support Group Training

September 11, 2008 | Bloomington
Support Group Training

September 17, 2008 | Rockford
Illinois Dementia Care
 
September 19, 2008 | Elk Grove Village
Celebration of World Alzheimer’s Day
 
September 20, 2008 | Chicago
Forgetting, But Not Forgotten: Coping With a Loved One's Memory Loss
 
September 24, 2008 | Chicago
Advanced Topics In Alzheimer’s Care for Direct Care Staff
(Spirituality & Religion, Recognizing & Reporting Pain, & End-of-Life Care)

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Donate

As one of our newsletter readers, you probably know what a devastating disease Alzheimer’s is.  Right now there are more than 5 million Americans suffering from it-210,000 in Illinois alone-and countless others caring for them.  Every 71 seconds someone new is diagnosed.

Your donations help our experienced professionals provide the programs and services that make coping with this disease possible.  Funds also support researchers in their quest to find better treatments and, eventually, a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Thank you.

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On the MOVE for a Cure

It is time once again to lace up your sneakers and hit the pavement because Memory Walk season has officially arrived!

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GIC Teams with Wine Producers to Find Cure
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Forgetting But Not Forgotten
On Saturday, September 20, 2008 the Greater Illinois Chapter will host a family caregiver conference entitled “Forgetting But Not Forgotten, Coping With a Loved One’s Memory Loss.”
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Chapter Announces Formation of Dementia Care Navigator Network
The Greater Illinois Chapter recently founded the Dementia Care Navigator Network (DCNN) and is seeking members in Boone, Ogle and Winnebago counties.
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New Partnership with the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois
An exciting new partnership has formed between the Greater Illinois Chapter and the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois.
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Lead Advocates Needed!

Be a part of the excitement as we build awareness of the Alzheimer’s cause among the members of the General Assembly.

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Chapter to Publish Quarterly Magazine
The Greater Illinois Chapter is proud to announce that it will begin publishing a quarterly magazine in August 2008.
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Train Your Brain!
The Alzheimer’s Association is providing crossword puzzles and other brain teasers to its constituent base free of charge.
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New Hires
There will be several new faces around the Greater Illinois Chapter in the coming month.
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Car Donations Help Chapter “Run”
The Greater Illinois Chapter and Seguin Services, Inc., offer a car donation program for people interested in making tax-deductible Gift-in-Kind donations of automobiles or other vehicles.
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