Join us for the 2012 Illinois Action Summit
Please attend the Illinois Action Summit on Tuesday, March 27 and advocate to the Illinois Legislature - our elected officials need to understand the importance of prioritizing Alzheimer's disease among our State's policies in the wake of Illinois’ fiscal crisis. We will show them that we're a strong and ever-growing group of advocates determined to make sure that the voices of Alzheimer's patients and their families are heard.
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Connect with others facing Alzheimer’s
When facing Alzheimer’s disease, it helps to connect with others who relate to your experiences. ALZConnected (alzconnected.org), powered by the Alzheimer’s Association, is a new online social networking community where people with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and others affected by the disease can share questions and form new connections.

On ALZConnected, you don’t have to explain what it means to live with Alzheimer’s. The other users know, and are willing to offer their advice and solutions to common challenges. We’ll help you to form “connections” with other users, matching you based on common criteria. Tap into a diverse community via our message boards, or create a private group organized around a specific topic.
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Family Forum helps caregivers cope
Are you caring for someone who is affected by memory loss? Do you want to connect with others who are facing a similar journey? Join us for the 2012 Alzheimer’s Association® Family Forums and realize - you are not alone and we are here to help!

“In 2012 the Greater Illinois Chapter will host three Family Forums in Rockford (3/24), Bloomington (4/14), and Suburban Chicago (4/28),” explained Melanie Adams, Director of Consumer Education for the Chapter. “This inspiring, educational event is for caregivers, family members or anyone with a loved one affected by memory loss. Dynamic speakers will offer practical strategies to address every day challenges and share reasons for hope. You’ll discover local caregiver resources that are available to help provide support in a number of ways.”

Join us as we learn, reflect and connect at the 2012 Family Forums! Register now to take advantage of our early bird registration specials.
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Save the date for spring fundraisers!
We hope you will join us for one or all of our spring fundraising events: Bankers Life Forget-Me-Not Days, Forget-Me-Not Tag Days, Blondes vs. Brunettes and Unforgettable Art. Whether you are an art enthusiast, a football fan or a proud donor, we have something for you!
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We Need You…to join our Board of Directors
The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter is now seeking talented and dynamic individuals to join our Board of Directors. The Greater Illinois Chapter’s Board of Directors is an elite group of recognized leaders in Illinois dedicated to ending Alzheimer’s disease. Illinois is poised to see a 14% increase in the number of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. We need a strong Board of Directors to ensure the Chapter’s ability to meet the growing demand for services.
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Greater Illinois Chapter wins at National Leadership Conference
THANK YOU! Because so many of you registered for TrialMatch™ our Chapter was recognized at the 2012 Alzheimer’s Association Leadership Summit for Outstanding Achievement in the TrialMatch™ Program. Our work is not done, we still need more participates in clinical trials. Through this vital program we will find an end to Alzheimer’s disease.
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Glen Campbell: Alzheimer’s can’t silence the music

Glen Campbell walked onstage at the Grammys earlier this month looking confident, but not exactly like the Glen Campbell I had seen performing before. Something about his stance - the way he held his shoulders - seemed familiar to me. And then the camera panned toward his eyes: That was it. A sparkle was gone. Something was flatter, more far away. Distant.

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Save the Date

Upcoming Community Education Programs:

March 3, 2012 | Bloomington
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

March 7, 2012 | Audio Conference
Breaking through Barriers

March 8, 2012 | Wheaton
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

March 10, 2012 | Oak Lawn
Know the 10 Warning Signs

March 12, 2012 | Chicago
The Boomer Generation: What you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease

March 13, 2012 | Joliet
Living with Alzheimer’s

March 19, 2012 | Itasca
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

March 20, 2012 | Romeoville
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

March 21, 2012 | Chicago
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

March 21, 2012 | Lake Forest
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

March 21, 2012 | South Holland
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

March 22, 2012 | North Riverside
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

March 23, 2012 | Downers Grove
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

March 24, 2012 | Shorewood
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

March 31, 2012 | Morton Grove
Boomer Generation: What you need to know about Alzheimer’s Disease

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