Welcome to our
Summer 2005 E-newsletter!
on the headlines below for information about upcoming Memory Walks,
programs and conferences you're welcome to attend, as well as
Alzheimer-related news tips.
You’re Invited – to Join us at any of our 10 Memory Walks
Join us at any of the 10 Alzheimer’s Association – Greater
Illinois Chapter’s Memory Walks – beginning Saturday, September 17 through Saturday, October 15. You’ll have a fun
and energizing time with family and friends and help support efforts for a
world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias!
TO LEARN MORE
It’s Easy and Fun to Participate in 2005 Memory Walks
Here’s a birds-eye view of our 2005 Memory Walk
registration information and event features. You’ll also read about some
terrific Memory Walk participants and the
creative ways they are encouraging
people to learn more about Alzheimer’s and get involved with us to end
Alzheimer's in our lifetime.
TO LEARN MORE
Here’s How to Form a Memory Walk
It’s easy to step up to be a Memory Walk Team Captain.
CLICK HERE for tools and tips to help set goals, motivate members, seek
donations and share news about team successes.
Mark Your Calendars … Programs Scheduled for Caregivers, Professionals,
Click on the links below for the Greater Illinois Chapters’
schedule of programs for caregivers, health care professionals and the
Programs for People with Memory Loss, Caregivers, Family and Friends
“Alzheimer’s: Beginning to Cope”
– for family members and friends of people with Alzheimer’s disease and
“Partnering With Your Doctor”
– for people with
memory loss and their caregivers
“Making Sense of Memory Loss”
– for family members of people in the early stages of memory loss
Maintain Your Brain™ - for everyone interested in brain health
Maintain Your Brain™: How to Live a Brain
Healthy Lifestyle – is for
everyone interested in brain health (particularly baby boomers) to know
how the brain works and strategies and scientifically rooted advice on
lifestyle choices to keep memory sharp.
The health of our brains plays a
critical role in almost everything we do, from thinking, feeling and
remembering, to working, playing and even sleeping. The good news is
there is a lot we can do to help keep our brains healthier as we age.
Professional Training Institute
Offerings – for new and seasoned professionals working with people
affected by Alzheimer’s
“Activity Based Alzheimer Care: Building a
Therapeutic Program” – for
activity professionals who have a basic understanding of Alzheimer’s
disease, and whose primary job responsibilities include activity program
design and implementation, to build individualized activity programs.
“Illinois Dementia Care Train the Trainer
Program” – a six-hour course on
key aspects of providing care to those with dementia.
Greater Illinois Chapter Conferences Coming This Fall
Greater Illinois Chapter conferences are a wonderful
opportunity for family members and professionals to discover the
tremendous resources available to them, to learn about the advances in
Alzheimer research, ways to improve quality of life for those with
dementia and ways caregivers can cope with many aspects of this disease.
TO LEARN MORE
for more information on these upcoming conferences for family members and
professionals scheduled this fall throughout the Chapter area.
Visit this site frequently for additions to the conference schedule.
Saturday, November 12,
Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont
“Third Annual Conference for Families and Friends of People with
Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias”
Monday, November 14,
Holiday Inn Conference Center, Urbana
“A Map Through the Maze - Alzheimer's Association 17th Annual Fall
Saturday, November 19,
Wedeberg Conference Center, Memorial Medical Center, Springfield
“Alzheimer Educational Forum”
Alzheimer Advocates to Urge Continued Alzheimer Research Funding
Become an Alzheimer Advocate today and help us contact
Members of Congress when the summer recess ends with this message – do not
slow the progress of Alzheimer research and our hope for a world without
TO LEARN MORE
New research reveals lifestyle habits linked to risk of getting
Read how the growing body of research indicates that
lifestyle habits are closely linked to risk of Alzheimer’s disease and
dementia and that preventive measures earlier in life may reduce cognitive
decline in later years.
TO LEARN MORE
TO READ MORE:
Chicago Marathon Runners Sought for Team CARE
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
How do I Write a Bequest to the Alzheimer’s Association?
How Can I
Contact Us Anytime in Many Ways!
Contact the Alzheimer’s Association for information and support
24-hours a day in a variety of ways:
Helpline - 800.272.3900
Web Site -
Association Greater Illinois Chapter serves 68 counties in Illinois with
offices in Bloomington, Carterville, Chicago, Joliet, Kankakee, Rockford,
Skokie and Springfield. The Alzheimer's Association, the world leader in
Alzheimer research and support, is the largest voluntary health
organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an
eventual cure for Alzheimer’s. For nearly 25 years, the donor-supported,
nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association has provided reliable information and
care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased
funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes.
Visit our national website