Greater Illinois Chapter E-Newsletter
Spring, 2004




Welcome to the Spring, 2004 issue of the Alzheimer's Association
Greater Illinois Chapter E-Newsletter!

Click the pictures or descriptions in the table of contents below to access the articles and resources available in this issue.

Table of Contents:

  How do we look?
The Alzheimer's Association has rolled out a new branding strategy to reach more people.  Our mission stays the same, but our look has changed to better serve those touched by Alzheimer's disease.

  Alzheimer's Association releases updated stats
The Alzheimer's Association has released revised statistics on  prevalence, risk factors, the cost of AD, and other important facts.

Alzheimer's Association urges "Maintain Your Brain"
The Alzheimer's Association has developed a new prevention program based upon recent research to help you stay sharp.

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  Illinois residents with AD attend Public Policy Forum
The Alzheimer's Association, with the assistance of local residents with early-onset A.D. visit Washington, D.C. to seek funding.
  Memory Walk is coming...are you ready?!
Now is the best time to start planning for Memory Walk. After last year's success, this year promises to be the best ever!
  Research update
Alzheimer's Association statement on a study of stroke and the risk of Alzheimer's  disease from Archives of Neurology, December, 2003
  Documentary "Sonny Boy" premieres in Chicago
Actress Soleil Moon Frye releases a documentary on her father's struggle with Alzheimer's at Chicago International Documentary Film Festival.


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