November 2008 E-Newsletter


About the Greater Illinois Chapter

Programs and Support Groups

Chapter Home Page

Save the Date

Upcoming Community Education Programs:

November 3, 2008 | Dekalb
Caregiver Series Session I
Memory Loss 101

November 5, 2008 | Joliet
The Noon Network - Professionals 

November 6, 2008 | Wheeling
Caregiver Series: Session IV
Making Meaningful Memories 

November 6, 2008 | Orland Park 
Caregiver Series: Session I and II
Memory Loss 101 and Understanding & Responding to People with Dementia

November 10, 2008 | Dekalb 
Caregiver Series Session I
Memory Loss 101
November 11, 2008 | Norridge
Now What Was I Saying?

November 12, 2008 | Normal 
Now What Was I Saying? 
November 13, 2008 | Orland Park
Caregiver Series: Session III and IV
Caregiver Skills to Manage Stress and Making Meaningful Memories
November 18, 2008 | Winnebago   
Now What Was I Saying? 

November 18, 2008 | Morris
Now What Was I Saying?  
November 19, 2008 | South Beloit
Now What Was I Saying?  

November 26, 2008 | Joliet 
Now What Was I Saying? 

November 26, 2008 | Joliet
The Noon Network - Family & Friends

View Education Programs calendar >>

Upcoming Training for Professionals:

November 13, 2008 | Springfield
Alzheimer Awareness Family Caregiver Conference

November 14, 2008 | Springfield

13th Annual Conference on Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders: Synchronizing Science & Support (Previously in May)

December 3, 2008 | Chicago
Dealing with Challenging Families
December 10, 2008 | Springfield
Illinois Dementia Care 
View Professional Training calendar >>


As one of our newsletter readers, you probably know what a devastating disease Alzheimer’s is.  Right now there are more than 5 million Americans suffering from it-210,000 in Illinois alone-and countless others caring for them.  Every 71 seconds someone new is diagnosed.

Your donations help our experienced professionals provide the programs and services that make coping with this disease possible.  Funds also support researchers in their quest to find better treatments and, eventually, a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Thank you.

Donate Now >>

Stop by our Brain Gym
You Deserve a Sultry Miami Getaway!

The Greater Illinois Chapter is proud to offer up for auction the opportunity for a weekend getaway for two to Miami, Florida! Bidding begins Saturday, November 1.

Visit online auction >>

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

There are estimated to be more than 10 million family caregivers providing daily comfort and care to those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.


Help Us Raise Some Dough!

Join us at two Chicagoland Pompei bakeries and help us raise funds for the Chapter!


Alzheimer’s at Lucky Strike Lanes in Lombard

Bowl a few strikes and help fight Alzheimer’s at Lucky Strike Lanes in Lombard. Just bring in our flyer and 20% of your entire bill will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association!


Honor National Alzheimer's Disease Month at Sola Restaurant

Enjoy a delicious meal at Sola Restaurant in Chicago, and help the Alzheimer's Association by adding an additional $1.00 to  your bill.


Dementia Care Navigation

Chapter Professionals are here to help provide you with a road map on your journey with Alzheimer’s disease.


Year End Giving

Your continued financial support to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease is invaluable.

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 Holiday Coping Tips 

For most families, holidays mean togetherness, sharing, laughter and memories. But for those affected by Alzheimer's, holidays can also be filled with stress.

Click here to learn how to make the holidays easier >> 

Save the Dates

Plan ahead and attend some of the Chapter’s most popular events through the coming winter and spring seasons.


The 13th Annual Conference on Alzheimer Disease

Register today for the 13th Annual “A Journey Through the Mind” Conference in Springfield on November 13 and 14.

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 Advocacy Updates
Find out more about what is going on at the State Capitol and how you can help!

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.