Annual Caregiver Conference

On Saturday, October 15 the Alzheimer’s Association in partnership with the South Side Dementia Consortium will present the annual You Are Not Alone: Supporting Caregivers of Loved Ones with Memory Loss conference. This annual conference features up-to-date information about the latest trends in Alzheimer’s research, robust panel discussions, how to approach legal and financial issues and puts caregivers in touch with vital community resources.

Rita Mitchell is a family caregiver whose mother has Vascular Dementia. Ms Mitchell has attended the conference for the past six years and has this to say about her experience, “The first thing you will realize is that you are not alone! For those who don’t know much about memory loss or are new to caregiving this is a treasure-trove of information.

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ALZ Stars to Run in Bank of America Chicago Marathon
On Saturday, October 9 be on the lookout for the ALZ Stars running team as 125 Champions run in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. To date the 2011Alz Stars Marathon team has raised more than $108,000 to help fund vital community resources and national research efforts. If you are in Chicago be sure to come and cheer for our ALZ Stars!
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We Are Still Walking to End Alzheimer’s
There is still time to join us as we Walk to End Alzheimer’s. We are holding 7 walks in October throughout the state. If you can’t join us or your area walk has already happened, you can still make a donation.
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Memory Rock Brings the Beat to Chicago
Join the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter for the 5th annual Memory Rock on Thursday, October 20th.

This fundraiser, hosted by Steve Monroe and Richard Klein, will be held at Joe’s Sports Bar in Chicago. Come listen to Liquidated Damages play from 7-10pm, and check out the fun silent auction and raffle prizes.

Tickets are $30 online or $40 at the door. Half of each ticket sold will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter. Ticket price includes draft beer and wine.

Since its debut in 2006, Memory Rock has raised $100,000! Supporters of this event make our dream of a world without Alzheimer’s that much more attainable, as the funds raised go toward our research, care, and support efforts.
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Volunteers Needed
Great things happen when you partner your abilities and talents with the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter. We would like to invite you to our quarterly Volunteer Orientation being held Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. at our Chicago office located at 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, Illinois 60631.

We are always in need of volunteers to assist in general office work, help at special events - like Walk to End Alzheimer’s, facilitate support groups, or advocate. We also offer the opportunity to represent our organization in the community at large through our Alzheimer’s Association Community Representative Program. AACR’s attend health fairs and deliver education programs in their local community!

At the orientation, you will receive additional information about volunteering for our Chapter and ask any questions you may have.

We ask that you R.S.V.P. for the October 12, 2011 Volunteer Orientation. Please call 847.933.2413 or send an email to Louie.Iovane@alz.org.
Many people with younger-onset Alzheimer's stay active
Younger-onset Alzheimer's is diagnosed in those younger than age 65. The disease can progress at different rates, and many people with younger-onset Alzheimer's may remain engaged and enthusiastic for years after diagnosis.
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Save the Date

Upcoming Community Education Programs:

October 5, 2011 | Chicago
The Boomer Generation: What you need to know about Alzheimer's disease

October 5, 2011 | Audio Conference
Life Stories

October 5, 2011 | Homewood
Know The Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters

October 11, 2011 | Clinton
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

October 11, 2011 | McHenry
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

October 12, 2011 | Rockford
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

October 12, 2011 | Winnetka
The Boomer Generation: What you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease

October 18, 2011 | Bourbonnais
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

October 19, 2011 | Minonk
Meaningful Activities for Challenging Behaviors

October 19, 2011 | Clarendon Hills
Building Caregiver Skills to Manage Stress

October 20, 2011 | Chicago
Just Diagnosed?

October 20, 2011 | Elgin
The Boomer Generation: What you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease

October 22, 2011 | Lindenhurst
Managing Stress: Caring for Ourselves while caring for Others

October 25, 2011 | Stillman Valley
The Boomer Generation: What you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease

October 26, 2011 | El Paso
Communication is Key

October 26, 2011 | South Holland
The Boomer Generation: What you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease

October 26, 2011 | Clarendon Hills
Keys to Successful Communication

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