Empowerment through science: How one woman is taking charge with TrialMatch®
Elizabeth Patterson lived with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease for several years, but as is the case with all those who develop the disease, her ability to recall and function failed more and more as time went on.

“She started having memories of things that I don’t think ever happened,” said Karen Bush of her mother who passed away in 2009 at the age of 88. “She invented memories and had confusion with reality.”
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Access Alzheimer’s information on the go with our new 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.
Meet three Alz Stars runners whose stories will motivate you this winter
It is January. A month where we ambitiously declare that we’re going to start managing our finances more responsibly, pursue a career we’re passionate about or take on something that seems nearly impossible like a marathon.

It is a supreme act of will power to train and complete a marathon. The effort requires months of rigorous training, steely, unyielding determination and sacrifices of all kinds. Some might say it takes all of one’s mind, body and soul.
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Can’t get to a program? Let us come to you with audio conferences
The Alzheimer’s Association® Greater Illinois Chapter offers audio conferences designed for those who aren’t able to attend a program outside the home or office. Once registered, callers will receive a toll-free telephone number with instructions.

Past listeners have told us how much they enjoy the convenience of the format and that programs we’ve offered have really helped to lift caregivers’ spirits.
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Get ‘connected’ with newsletter for those with early-stage memory loss
The Alzheimer's Association® Greater Illinois Chapter is pleased to resume "Connections," a quarterly newsletter for those with memory loss. Within the newsletter, readers will find articles about financial planning, ways to access support, people profiles and other useful information for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Click here to access the latest edition of the newsletter. We also welcome feedback and comments.
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Initiative brings together Alzheimer’s Association and Down syndrome organizations
The Alzheimer’s Association, the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and the Global Down Syndrome Foundation recently launched a new research initiative to better understand the development of Alzheimer’s disease in individuals with Down syndrome and translate the research into improved treatments for people at risk to develop Alzheimer’s.
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Save the Date

Upcoming Community Education Programs:

January 2, 2013 | Audio Conference
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

January 9, 2013 | Zion
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

January 14, 2013 | Aurora
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

January 16, 2013 | Chatham
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

January 16, 2013 | Joliet
Just Diagnosed?

January 17, 2013 | Batavia
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

January 18, 2013 | Crystal Lake
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

January 22, 2013 | Rockford
Just Diagnosed?

January 23, 2013 | Wheaton
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

January 23, 2013 | Lincoln
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

January 23, 2013 | Joliet
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

January 24, 2013 | Grayslake
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

January 24, 2013 | Champaign
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

January 24, 2013 | Elmhurst
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

January 30, 2013 | Melrose Park
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

January 31, 2013 | Oak Park
Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease

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