June 2008 E-Newsletter

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Upcoming Community Education Programs:

June 4, 2008
Lunch and Learn
Alzheimer’s Association
Joliet, IL

June 5, 2008
Caregiver Series Sessions I and II
Memory Loss 101 and Responding to Communication Changes

Peotone Public Library
Peotone, IL

June 10, 2008
Audio Conference Caregiver Series Sessions I and II
Memory Loss 101 and Responding to Communication Changes

June 11, 2008
Audio Conference Caregiver Series Sessions I and II
Memory Loss 101 and Responding to Communication Changes

June 12, 2008
Caregiver Series Sessions III and IV
Understanding Challenging Behaviors and Stress Management for Caregivers
Peotone Public Library
Peotone, IL

June 17, 2008
Audio Conference Caregiver Series Sessions III and IV
Understanding Challenging Behaviors and Stress Management for Caregivers

June 18, 2008
Audio Conference Caregiver Series Sessions III and IV
Understanding Challenging Behaviors and Stress Management for Caregivers

June 19, 2008
Caregiver Series Sessions I - IV
Memory Loss 101
Responding to Communication Changes
Understanding Challenging Behaviors
Stress Management for Caregivers

Passavant Area Hospital
Jacksonville, IL

June 24, 2008
Now What Was I Saying?
Herald News Building Auditorium
Joliet, IL

June 25, 2008
Lunch and Learn
Alzheimer’s Association
Rockford, IL


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Upcoming Training for Professionals:

June 4, 2008
Advanced Topics in Alzheimer’s Care (Half Day)
John A. Logan College
700 Logan College Rd - Room F1-19, Carterville, IL

June 10, 2008
Advanced Topics in Alzheimer’s Care (Half Day)
Decatur Conference Center
4191 W. US Highway 36, Decatur, IL

June 17-18, 2008
Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care
Alzheimer’s Association-GIC
8430 W. Bryn Mawr - Suite 800, Chicago, IL

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Letter from the Editor

Hello folks,

Welcome to the June E-newsletter. Summer is gearing up and so is Memory Walk season. As we continue to recruit more people to create awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, our collective work is far from complete. There is no such thing as “too many walkers” and the more people who know about Alzheimer’s disease, the closer we can come to realizing our goal of a world without Alzheimer’s.

Before our walks take place, two art exhibits detailing the decline of an artist stricken with Alzheimer’s disease will take place in Chicago in late July running through August. Read the story in this e-newsletter to find out more about them.

Also, make certain to read more about our PTI programs, new staff members and how our current staff members are using internet media to champion Alzheimer’s awareness.

Enjoy the start of your summers!

Tom Molony
Director, Communications


Advocacy Update
View the Chapter's June advocacy updates >>

Professional Training Institute In-Depth

In 2005, the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Illinois Chapter established the Professional Training Institute with generous support from their founding partners, namely Bernard J. and A. Kathleen Beazley.

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New Staff to Meet Demand
This spring has been a busy time for the Greater Illinois Chapter Human Resources Department.
Read more >>

Chapter Professionals Featured
InTimeTV, a Chicago-based internet health resource, has recently featured three members of the Greater Illinois Chapter’s staff as speakers on their “Journey Through Alzheimer’s” segments.
Read more >>

Exhibits Detailing Artists’ Struggle with Alzheimer’s Coming to Chicago
Beginning July 26 and running through August 3, the Chicago Cultural Center in conjunction with the biennial International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD), will host "The Later Works of William Utermohlen, 1995-2000." The event is free to the public.
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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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Bowling Event a Success!
On Sunday, May 18, 2008 members of the Crystal Lake community joined together at Westlane Family Bowl to Strike Out Alzheimer’s.
Read more >>

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