..........January 2011 E-Newsletter

First Baby Boomers Enter Age of Risk

Beginning January 1, 2011 the first of the Baby Boomer generation will begin to turn age 65 and enter the age of greatest risk for the development of Alzheimer’s disease. In all 10 million U.S. Baby Boomers will develop Alzheimer’s disease in their remaining lifetime.

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Learn More about Advocacy from Your Home

A special webinar training for all Illinois advocates will be held on Wednesday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m. Joe Franco, associate director for advocacy at the Association’s D.C. public policy office, will lead a discussion about the role of an advocate at the federal and state level. A PowerPoint presentation, available through LiveMeeting, will frame the discussion. The legislative platform for Illinois will also be discussed. Sign up to participate by clicking here. Once you have registered, more information will be sent to you, including links to LiveMeeting.

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Senator Durbin Spends Time With Advocates

U.S. Senator Richard Durbin spent time with Alzheimer advocates on Friday, December 10 in this Chicago office. Advocates presented to the Senator over 2500 cards signed at Memory Walks throughout the GIC territory asking Congress to spend more money on Alzheimer’s disease research by targeting a specific amount of research dollars through the National Institutes of Health. Advocates also thanked Senator Durbin for his past support of Alzheimer’s issues and asked for his continued support in the next Congress.

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Resolution Time

The cold of January is upon us, and along with hunkering down and counting the days until spring, January also marks the birth of a new year. This inevitably inspires thought into not only hopes for the future, but reflection of the past. That’s right. It’s resolution time.

When reflecting upon the past, it seems, people invariably look at their health, and think perhaps they should have tried a little harder. Maybe you didn’t watch your cholesterol quite as closely as you should have. When you look in the mirror, perhaps that extra fifteen pounds is still hanging around - and when was the last time you used that gym pass you got at resolution time last year?

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s Websites

Be on the lookout in early January for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s registration websites. Walk to End Alzheimer’s, formerly known as Memory Walk, may have a new name but still has the same important purpose - fighting Alzheimer’s disease one step at a time!


Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Registration for the Chapter’s upcoming Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) class is now open, and we hope you will join us!

PTC is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Participants will benefit from this class whether assisting with the care of a parent, spouse or friend who lives at home, in a nursing home or across the country.

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Save the Date

Upcoming Community Education Programs:

January 5, 2011 | Audio Conference
Maximizing Independence in Early Stages

January 19, 2011 | Park Ridge
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

January 19, 2011 | Rockford
Understanding and Responding to People With Dementia

January 19, 2011 | Minonk
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

January 26, 2011 | Rockford
Spark That Brain

January 26, 2011 | Bourbonnais
Spark that Brain

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Upcoming Training for Professionals:

January 12, 2011 | Chicago
Illinois Dementia Care Train-the-Trainer Program

January 26, 2011 | Chicago
Person-Centered Approaches to Challenging Behaviors

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