Caregiver Spotlight: Mike and Donna Fowler

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver Month. To honor this month and the more than a half-million Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Illinois we wanted to share Mike and Donna Fowler’s moving story about their battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Forty years ago, Donna and Mike were friends and teammates on a bowling league. Five years later, they were married, and Mike never imagined the friendship they had would turn into thirty-five years together as husband and wife. Describing Donna as his “true love,” Mike cannot fathom the thought of being without Donna every day.

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Planning can help avoid holiday stress
Visits with family and friends put additional strain on people with dementia and their caregivers during the holidays. Making changes such as slowing down the pace of activities will help make the holidays more enjoyable for everyone.
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Memory Loss Conference
Join us at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield for the 16th Annual Memory Loss Conference on November 7 & 8. The first day is intended for general audiences and Day 2 is intended for professionals. The conference is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Illinois Department on Aging, St. John's Hospital and the SIU School of Medicine - Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders.
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10 Ways to Help a Family Living with Alzheimer’s
We all want to help, say or do the right thing…problem is, we don’t always know what that is. You just need to do it…small things mean a lot.
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Community Representatives Needed!
The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter is currently recruiting Alzheimer’s Association Community Representatives (AACR). AACRs assist the Alzheimer’s Association in meeting community needs by delivering brief education programs, representing the Alzheimer’s Association at health fairs and other community events and speaking to community groups about the mission, programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association. All AACRs will be properly trained by expert staff of the Alzheimer’s Association. To learn more contact your local office today.
Sign up for Clinical Trials
Sign up today for TrialMatch™, a confidential and free tool that provides comprehensive clinical trial information and an individualized trial matching service for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch™ Connects People with Clinical Studies
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Save the Date

Upcoming Community Education Programs:

November 1, 2011 | Joliet
The Boomer Generation: What you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease

November 2, 2011 | Audio Conference
Advocating For Change

November 2, 2011 | Clarendon Hills
Minimizing Frustrations & Enjoying Harmony

November 2, 2011 | Joliet
Uniting Your Family in Decision-Making through Effective Communication

November 2, 2011 | Chicago
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

November 3, 2011 | New Lenox
Know The Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters

November 8, 2011 | Romeoville
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

November 10, 2011 | Barrington
The Boomer Generation: What you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease

November 10, 2011 | Monticello
Know The Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters

November 15, 2011 | Bartlett
Making Meaningful Memories

November 15, 2011 | Waukegan
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

November 17, 2011 | Addison
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

November 18, 2011 | Rockford
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

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