Clinical Trials key to finding a cure
Clinical trials are the engine that powers medical progress. Through clinical trials, researchers test new ways to detect, treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Without clinical trials, there can be no new treatments or cures.

Over the last 15 years, scientists have made enormous strides in understanding how Alzheimer's disease affects the brain. Currently, the drugs available for the treatment of Alzheimer's only temporarily improve the symptoms of the disease; they do not stop the damage to brain cells that causes Alzheimer's to progress.
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Alzheimer's Association® Blondes vs. Brunettes® Kicks-off in Chicago
The Alzheimer’s Association Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game kicks-off on Saturday, June 16 at the North Avenue Turf Fields at Stockton Dr. and LaSalle St. in Chicago.

Registration is now open for this event. The two teams are divided based on the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes, while increasing awareness of Alzheimer’s disease among a new generation (Note: Redheads are “free agents,” permitted to play for the team of their choice). Funds raised will benefit the care, support, advocacy and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
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June is Safety Services Month
While you enjoy the warmer weather and outdoor activities this summer, keep your peace of mind by enrolling your loved one with dementia in MedicAlert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return®. This 24-hour nationwide emergency response service is for individuals with Alzheimer's or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. We provide 24-hour, nationwide assistance, no matter when or where the person is reported missing. To learn more or to enroll, call our 24/7 helpline at 1.800.272.3900.
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Join the Walk to END Alzheimer's™ Today!
Spring is here and Summer is right around the corner - we hope you're getting outside to walk and enjoy the gorgeous weather! As you're gearing up, so are we. We need your help for our 2012 Greater Illinois Chapter Walk to End Alzheimer’s events! By walking with us you will be helping us raise funds, awareness and support for Alzheimer's - to find a CURE for the 5.4 million Americans living with this disease as well as to support our programs and services.
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Relay Race
Please join us by supporting and celebrating The Lincoln Squares as they donate their time and endurance by running 200 miles for Alzheimer’s disease. Read more about them in their own words:

Running for Endurance, Strength, and Courage
The Lincoln Squares Relay Team is a group of friends who met at Fleet Feet Chick Night. We may have started as a group of running partners but true friendship naturally followed. Our team values running, health, and above all, the personal support and strength we provide for each other in our daily lives. We support each other through everything from celebrating race PRs to enduring personal struggles.
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The Latino Community and Memory Loss

The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter is partnering with State Representative Maria “Toni” Berrios to bring you “The Latino Community and Memory Loss,” a special community education program in Spanish. This event is aimed at increasing awareness about normal memory changes and the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Also participating in the program will be Rush’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center, providing a basic overview of Alzheimer’s disease, while Casa Central will be sharing information about local resources. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Kelvyn Park Senior Satellite Center. For more information contact Tannia Galindo (Rep. Berrios Office) at 773.736.3939 or Yadira Montoya (Alzheimer’s Association) at 847.324.0371.

What will you do to fight Alzheimer's?
We're in it until Alzheimer's is finished. Show your support for the cause by participating in The Longest Day™ on June 20 or by donating to a team or participant. Honor the more than 35 million people worldwide who are living with Alzheimer's and the countless caregivers who face this disease so bravely every day. Click here to watch a promotional video for the event.
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Upcoming Community Education Programs:

June 5, 2012 | Aurora
Just Diagnosed?

June 6, 2012 | Audio Conference
Conquering Communication Challenges

June 7, 2012 | Joliet
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

June 12, 2012 | Aurora
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

June 13, 2012 | Downers Grove
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

June 14, 2012 | Jacksonville
Communication is Key

June 19, 2012 | Mahomet
The Boomer Generation: What you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease

June 20, 2012 | Crest Hill
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

June 20, 2012 | Barrington
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

June 21, 2012 | Freeport
Boomer Generation: What you need to know about Alzheimer’s Disease

June 27, 2012 | Lincolnshire
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

June 28, 2012 | DuQuoin
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

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