December 2007 E-Newsletter


About the Greater Illinois Chapter

Programs and Support Groups

A Toast to Remember

Tag Day at Union Station Charity Drive

Chapter Home Page

Save the Date

Tag Day at Union Station Charity Drive
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 
6 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.   
We will have two tables at Union Station in Chicago which will be decorated for the holidays.  The station serves 90,000 commuters every day.  Volunteers will provide commuters with information about our chapter and our upcoming events and also collect donations.

Holiday Mansion Tour
Saturday, December 15, 2007 
4 - 9 p.m.  We will be hosting a tour of the Vrooman Mansion, one of three historical mansions decorated for the holiday in the Bloomington/Normal area.  A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

Murder Mystery - Clues for a Cure
Friday, February 8, 2008

A murder has been committed.  We need you to help solve this terrible crime!  The Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Illinois Chapter will host its first annual Murder Mystery - Clues for a Cure event at the Renaissance Center’s Grand Ballroom in Joliet.  The Mystery Shop and the Alzheimer's Association will work together to present a mystery for our attendees to solve.  There will be a silent auction, as well as raffle drawings throughout the night.

A Toast To Remember
Thursday, February 21, 2008
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois, Chicago.  A wine and beer-tasting event to be held in Chicago.  Learn  more about this special event.
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As one of our newsletter readers, you probably know what a devastating disease Alzheimer’s is.  Right now there are over 5 million Americans suffering from it-over 200,000 in Illinois alone-and countless others caring for them.  Every 72 seconds someone new is diagnosed.

Your dollars 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.

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Stop by our Brain Gym
Letter from the Editor

Dear reader,

Welcome to The Voice, the Greater Illinois Chapter’s new e-newsletter.  As its name suggests, The Voice will be a vehicle for us all to speak out, to tell the Greater Illinois Chapter’s story and that of the thousands of individuals we help every year.

The e-newsletter is also a place for Website visitors, supporters, board members, staff and others to learn about our latest programs, fundraising events, advocacy efforts and other news.  Readers can enjoy a story about someone coping with Alzheimer’s, learn what’s new at our chapter or try out one of our e-puzzles.

We hope you enjoy our new E-newsletter. Our very best wishes for a healthy and happy holiday season.

Claire Altschuler
Communications Director

A Love Story
“If you’ve met one person with Alzheimer’s disease, you’ve met one person with Alzheimer’s disease.”   Lino Darchun says this to emphasize the fact that every person with Alzheimer’s is unique and their experience with the disease is as individual as they are.
Read the full story >>

Alzheimer’s Association CareSource™
If you or someone you know cares for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, you know that finding resources and planning care is not always easy.
Read more about the CareSource program >>

Holiday Coping Tips
For most families, holidays mean togetherness, sharing, laughter and memories. But for those affected by Alzheimer's, holidays can also be filled with stress.
Click here to learn how to make the holidays easier >>

House Fails to Override Veto on NIH Funding Bill
Last month, the House failed to override President Bush’s veto of a bill that would have appropriated $30 million to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including $16 million for Alzheimer’s research.
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Greater Illinois Chapter Wins Grant
The Greater Illinois Chapter recently obtained a $177,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health to educate Dementia Special Care Unit professionals throughout the state.