October 2008 E-Newsletter

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Upcoming Community Education Programs:

October 2, 2008 | Mattoon
Caregiver Series Session I
Memory Loss 101
 

October 6, 2008 | Belvidere
Caregiver Series Session I
Memory Loss 101
 

October 7, 2008 | Chicago
Caregiver Series Session III
Building Caregiver Skills to Manage Stress
 

October 8, 2008 | Naperville
Caregiver Series Session II
Understanding and Responding to People with Dementia
  
  
October 8, 2008 | Chicago
Care Issues in the Late and Final Stages of Dementia 
 
October 9, 2008 | Crystal Lake
Now What Was I Saying?

October 9, 2008 | Mattoon
Caregiver Series Session II
Understanding & Responding to People with Dementia
 
 
October 10, 2008 | Downers Grove
Caregiver Series Session I
Memory Loss 101 
 
October 13, 2008 | Belvidere  
Caregiver Series Session II
Responding to Communication Changes


October 14, 2008 | Joliet
Now What Was I Saying?  
 
October 14, 2008 | Chicago
Caregiver Series Session IV
Making Meaningful Memories
 

October 15, 2008 | Naperville
Caregiver Series Session III
Building Caregiver Skills to Manage Stress

October 15, 2008 | Romeoville
Caregiver Series Session I and II
Memory Loss 101 and Understanding and Responding to People With Dementia

October 16, 2008 | Wheeling
Caregiver Series Session I
Memory Loss 101

October 17, 2008 | Downers Grove
Caregiver Series Session II 
Understanding and Responding to People With Dementia

October 20, 2008 | Belvidere
Caregiver Series Session III
Building Caregiver Skills to Manage Stress

October 22, 2008 | Naperville
Caregiver Series Session IV 
Making Meaningful Memories

October 22, 2008 | Carterville
Caregiver Series Sessions I and II 
Memory Loss 101 and Understanding and Responding to People With Dementia

October 22, 2008 | Romeoville
Caregiver Series Sessions III and IV 
Building Caregiver Skills to Manage Stress and Making Meaningful Memories

October 23, 2008 | Wheeling
Caregiver Series Session II
Understanding and Responding to People With Dementia

October 23, 2008 | Carterville
Caregiver Series Sessions III and IV
Building Caregiver Skills to Manage Stress and Making Meaningful Memories

October 23, 2008 | Mattoon
Caregiver Series Session III
Building Caregiver Skills to Manage Stress

October 24, 2008 | Downers Grove
Caregiver Series Session III
Building Caregiver Skills to Manage Stress

October 26, 2008 | Shabbona
Understanding and Responding to People With Dementia

October 27, 2008 |  Belvidere
Caregiver Series Session IV 
Making Meaningful Memories

October 28, 2008 | Orland Park
Caregiver Series Session I
Memory Loss 101

October 28, 2008
Audio Conference
Understanding and Responding to People With Dementia

October 29, 2008 | Joliet
The Noon Network- Family and Friends

October 30, 3008 |  Wheeling
Caregiver Series Session III
Building Caregiver Skills to Manage Stress

October 30, 2008 | Mattoon
Caregiver Series Session IV 
Making Meaningful Memories

October 31, 2008 | Downers Grove
Caregiver Series Session IV
Making Meaningful Memories

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Upcoming Training for Professionals:

October 8, 2008 | Chicago 

Care Issues in the Late and Final Stages of Dementia
 
October 21, 2008 | Rockford
Support Group Training

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 >>


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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.

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Together We Can MOVE a Nation

Fall has finally arrived and so has the unofficial closing of Memory Walk season at the Greater Illinois Chapter. 

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No Me Olvides
En Octubre 25, Greater Illinois Chapter tendra su primera conferencia sobre Alzheimer completamente en Español.
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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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Chapter Programs Staff Receive Grant
This past September, the Program Services staff received a three year grant from the Retirement Research Foundation in the amount of $308,470.
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Conquering Alzheimer’s Running Endeavor

On Sunday, October 12, 2008, the Conquering Alzheimer’s Running Endeavor, otherwise known as Team CARE, will make their second appearance of 2008.

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Playing Up Abilities Recognized as a Success!

The months of August and September saw the launch of the Greater Illinois Chapter’s newest community education program, “Playing Up Abilities.”

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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.

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Postal Service to Issue Alzheimer’s Caregiver Stamp

As part of its Social Awareness stamp series, the U.S. Postal Service will be issuing a stamp on October 17 to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease.

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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.
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