September 2008 E-Newsletter

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Upcoming Community Education Programs:

September 3, 2008 | Joliet
The Noon Network- Professionals

September 9, 2008 | Morris
Caregiver Series I and II
Memory Loss 101 and Understanding and Responding to People With Dementia

September 13, 2008 | Berwyn
Caregiver Series I and II
Memory Loss 101 and Understanding and Responding to People With Dementia

September 16, 2008 | Chicago
Caregiver Series Session I
Memory Loss 101

September 16, 2008 | Morris
Caregiver Series Sessions III and IV
Caregiver Skills to Manage Stress and Making Meaningful Memories

September 20, 2008 | Berwyn
Caregiver Series Sessions III and IV
Caregiver Skills to Manage Stress and Making Meaningful Memories

September 23, 2008 | Chicago
Caregiver Series Session II
Understanding and Responding to People With Dementia

September 23, 2008 | Bourbonnais
Now What Was I Saying?

September 24, 2008 | Joliet
The Noon Network – Family and Friends

September 25, 2008 | Springfield
Now What Was I Saying?

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Upcoming Training for Professionals:

September 10, 2008 | Chicago
Advanced Topics In Alzheimer’s Care for Direct Care Staff
(Intimacy & Sexuality, Making Meaningful Connections through Music, & Communication through Storytelling)
 
September 10, 2008 | Bourbonnais
Support Group Training

September 11, 2008 | Bloomington
Support Group Training

September 12, 2008 | Chicago
Support Group Training

September 17, 2008 | Rockford
Illinois Dementia Care
 
September 19, 2008 | Chicago
Celebration of World Alzheimer’s Day
 
September 20, 2008 | Chicago
Forgetting, But Not Forgotten: Coping With a Loved One's Memory Loss
 
September 24, 2008 | Chicago
Advanced Topics In Alzheimer’s Care for Direct Care Staff
(Spirituality & Religion, Recognizing & Reporting Pain, & End-of-Life Care)

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Donate

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.

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Stop by our Brain Gym
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Together We Can MOVE a Nation

September is knocking at the door and that can mean only one thing: it is time for Memory Walk. 

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Celebration of World Alzheimer’s Day

In honor of World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21, the Greater Illinois Chapter will host “Update on Research and Care” on September 19.

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Forgetting But Not Forgotten Conference
Register today for the free Sixth Annual Greater Illinois Chapter Family Caregiver Conference, in partnership with the South Side Dementia Consortium.
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Join us at the Chicago & Midwest Wine Show

September 27 – 28, a portion of your ticket price will be donated to the Greater Illinois Chapter.

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Hispanic/Latino Conference
On October 25, the Greater Illinois Chapter will play host to the first ever Hispanic/Latino conference on Alzheimer’s disease.
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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 September 19 to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Dementia Care Navigation Services

Dementia Care Navigation Services: Supporting you and your loved ones by creating a road map for navigating your journey.

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Volunteers Needed!
It has been said that an organization is only as strong as its volunteers and the Greater Illinois Chapter is no exception.
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September Hires

In the month of August we have filled two more open positions within the Chapter. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new staff members.

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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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Train Your Brain!
The Alzheimer’s Association is providing crossword puzzles and other brain teasers to its constituent base free of charge.
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