Help us tackle Alzheimer’s!

It seems many women fall short of satisfaction when it comes to their hair. They want it longer with more body or thicker with more shine.

But there will be none of that wishful pining on Saturday, June 22, 2013. That’s the day several Chicago-area women will flaunt their tresses as they take their place on the North Avenue Turf Fields at Stockton Drive and LaSalle Street for Blondes vs. Brunettes® .

This spirited fundraiser, in which the two sides will compete in a flag football game to help raise awareness and funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, will kick off at 1 p.m.

For a $35 donation, attendees will receive a ticket to the game and after-party at The Fireplace, 1448 N. Wells St., Chicago. Donations will include two drinks and an appetizer buffet, and all proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association® Greater Illinois Chapter.

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Survey: 1 in 8 Americans 60 and older report worsening confusion or memory loss

Nearly 1 in 8 Americans aged 60 and older surveyed reported confusion or memory loss happening more frequently or worsening in the last year. This is according to the findings of the Cognitive Module in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

The findings confirm the growing prevalence of cognitive decline and future implications of an aging America.

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We'll not forget your generous donations!

It’s hard to walk right past a kid.

That was what Susan Draddy of Hinsdale discovered when she involved several friends, neighbors and family members in the 11th annual Forget Me Not Days® fundraiser in May. Established by the national life and health insurer Bankers Life and Casualty Company, the event brings volunteers, equipped with canisters for donations, to streets and storefronts as a way to raise awareness of and funds for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Early Stage Support Groups now offered by phone
The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter is now offering Early Stage Support Groups by phone. The next meeting with take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11.

This support group is designed for individuals in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease. It meets monthly at 11 a.m. every second Tuesday of the month. A call for supporters is also in the works.

"The telephone support group is a time for caring and encouraging one another,” said Richard Apple, Senior Manager, Care Navigation, who leads conversations.

Those interested in either group may contact Apple, Senior Manager, Care Navigation, at 815.484.1301 or rapple@alz.org to participate in a brief screening and receive call-in information.
ALZ Stars needed for the Chicago Marathon
Challenge yourself to become an inspiration for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Go the distance by running in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Sunday, October 13 through ALZ Stars, an endurance program to benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Those who register for the marathon by Friday, June 14 will be entered into a drawing for an ALZ Stars visor to wear while training this summer! Three winners will be chosen.

In the United States, more than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and someone develops the disease every 68 seconds. The end of Alzheimer’s starts with you! Join us today!
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Save the Date

Upcoming Community Education Programs:

June 4, 2013 | Decatur
Communication is Key

June 4, 2013 | Springfield
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

June 5, 2013 | Audio Conference
Creating a Safe & Productive Environment for People with Dementia

June 5, 2013 | Batavia
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

June 6, 2013 | Wheaton
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

June 11, 2013 | Arlington Heights
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

June 11, 2013 | Libertyville
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

June 11, 2013 | Normal
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

June 11, 2013 | Chicago
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

June 12, 2013 | Normal
Learning to Connect: Relating to the Person with Alzheimer’s

June 13, 2013 | Belvidere
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

June 18, 2013 | Norridge
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

June 18, 2013 | Joliet
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

June 21, 2013 | Mundelein
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

June 25, 2013 | Chicago (Spanish)
The Basics: Memory loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's disease

June 26, 2013 | North Riverside
Learning to Connect: Relating to the Person with Alzheimer’s

June 26, 2013 | Chicago
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