Make your voice heard in Springfield
Join us Wednesday, March 13 for the 2013 Illinois Action Summit!

During this important event, we will encourage our Illinois legislators to understand the importance of prioritizing Alzheimer’s disease among our State's policies. Your presence and voice provide the greatest opportunity to ensure that the needs of Alzheimer’s patients, family members and caregivers are addressed. Please consider taking the time to be a part of this critical movement!
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Give us a call! Many services available
Are you too busy to attend a program or support group? Is transportation difficult for you? Do you live too far from an office or program site? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then one of our services via phone may be right for you.

At the Alzheimer’s Association® Greater Illinois Chapter, we understand that not everyone is able to attend a program or support group or receive a service in person. Because of this, we have designed programs with you in mind. To learn more about these services or to schedule an appointment, please call our 24/7 Helpline at 1.800.272.3900 and ask for the specific service.
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Don’t miss Rock ‘n’ Roll AD
Avrum Krause is nothing if not a veteran of the Chicago theater scene.

The driving force and co-founder of The Time of Your Life Players, a Chicago-based troupe of actors 55 and older, Krause has been performing on various Chicago stages since 1984.
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We’re seeking passionate people for our Board of Directors
The Alzheimer’s Association® Greater Illinois Chapter is seeking talented and dynamic individuals to join our Board of Directors. The Greater Illinois Chapter’s Board of Directors is an elite group of recognized leaders in Illinois dedicated to ending Alzheimer’s disease. Illinois is poised to see a 14% increase in the number of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. We need a passionate and capable Board of Directors to ensure the Chapter’s ability to meet the needs of those we serve every day.
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Get ready for Walk to End Alzheimer's!
Join us as we reclaim the future for the millions of Americans affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Registration for the 2013 Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is now open!

When you walk, you’re part of the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to advance Alzheimer’s care, support and research. You’re part of something bigger than yourself — a movement — a chance to make a difference in the lives of people facing Alzheimer’s. Whether you're walking for your friends or family, a caregiver or person living with the disease, or to stop rising health care costs and fight the nation's sixth-leading cause of death, we all have a reason to walk.

And a huge thank you to our 2012 Champions Club members, each of whom raised more than $500 for this critically important cause.
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Recommendations released for primary care doctors
The Alzheimer’s Association® recently released guidance to help health care providers detect cognitive impairment as part of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit.

Prior to this publication, there has been no comprehensive guidance on how to assess for cognitive impairment in the primary care setting. The recommendations include tools for patients and family members as well as an emphasis on vital patient history, self-reported concerns and clinician observations.
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Join us for ‘A Night to Remember’
February can be a tough month. Winter has often worn out its welcome but spring is still a ways in the distance. On Friday, February 22, however, you can treat yourself to A Night to Remember. Hosted by the Greater Illinois Chapter Junior Board, the fundraiser will include appetizers, desserts and an open bar at Zella, 1983 North Clybourn Ave., Chicago. A Night to Remember will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 until Thursday, February 21 and $60 at the door.
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Try our mobile website
The Alzheimer’s Association® Greater Illinois Chapter is excited to announce our new mobile website. Using a smartphone or tablet, it’s easier than ever to access resources for caregivers, education program listings and locations for support groups.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s details and information about volunteer and advocacy opportunities among others are also available on the go.

Type alzil.mobi into your smartphone or tablet and browse our mobile website today.
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Upcoming Community Education Programs:

February 4, 2013 | Glendale Heights
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

February 5, 2013 | Lake Bluff
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

February 5, 2013 | Bloomington
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

February 5, 2013 | New Berlin
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

February 6, 2013 | Audio Conference
Current Trends in Research

February 7, 2013 | Plainfield
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

February 12, 2013 | Pontiac
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

February 13, 2013 | Romeoville
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

February 13, 2013 | Normal
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

February 16, 2013 | DeKalb
Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease

February 19, 2013 | Joliet
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

February 19, 2013 | Eldorado
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

February 19, 2013 | Downers Grove
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

February 20 and 27, March 6, 2013 | Joliet
Living with Alzheimer’s

February 20, 2013 | Wood Dale
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

February 21, 2013 | Morris
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

February 25, 2013 | Carpentersville
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

February 26, 2013 | Norridge
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

February 26, 2013 | Bloomington
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

February 27, 2013 | Minonk
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

February 28, 2013 | Joliet
Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease

February 28, 2013 | Downers Grove
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

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