Greater Illinois Chapter E-Newsletter
Summer, 2004



Happy Summer!

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  Alzheimer's Association mourns long-time partner
President Reaganís legendary sense of hope and optimism were a source of inspiration,  especially to the 4.5 million Americans with Alzheimerís disease and their families and friends, and the many millions more around the globe.

  Hispanics/Latinos and Alzheimer's disease
A recent report by the Alzheimer's Association states that
dementia is an unrecognized public health crisis in Hispanic communities.

Memory Walk is under way!
Memory Walk 2004 kicks off with an early success and is coming to a community near you!

  Illinois Chapter Network Public Policy Update
The Alzheimer's Association
has spent the 2004 Spring Session busily introducing and supporting legislation in support of those touched with AD.
  Research breakthroughs would reap huge rewards
Research breakthroughs could result in a 45 percent decrease in Alzheimer's cases and $149 billion in annual Medicare and Medicaid savings by 2050.
  How to Help: Volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association
Volunteers are a crucial part of the Greater Illinois Chapter team. We have volunteer opportunities in seven office locations or at special events and programs throughout the state.


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