February 11, 2015
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Alzheimer’s disease costs could soar to 
$1 trillion a year by 2050
A new Alzheimer’s Association report on the financial impact of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States warns that it could soar to more than $1 trillion a year by 2050, with much of it borne by the federal government, unless action is taken. The report, Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer's Disease: How a Treatment by 2025 Saves Lives and Dollars, urges the federal government to meet its own goals for research funding in a bid to find a cure or effective treatments by 2025.

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Table Hosts needed
Reason to Hope is a powerful 60-minute fundraising luncheon/breakfast and program on Alzheimer's disease. The goal for the event is to share our message to the communities we serve and raise funds for the critical work we do. Please consider becoming a Table Host for this important event. 

Reason to Hope will take place in Oak Brook on Tuesday, April 14, Chicago Tuesday, April 21, and North Shore Thursday, April 30.

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Glen Campbell wins final Grammy Award
Country music legend Glen Campbell, who has Alzheimer’s disease, was honored with the Best Country Song Grammy Award on Sunday. Campbell won for "I’m Not Gonna Miss You," which he co-wrote for last year’s documentary, "Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me."
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2015 Chicago Flower & Garden Show Selects GIC as Charity Partner
The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter has been chosen as one of three benefactors of the 2015 Chicago Flower & Garden Show's VIP Charity Preview Benefit, an "Evening in Bloom." This exclusive event will be held on Friday, March 13 from 6:30 pm -9:30 pm at Navy Pier. 

You will have the opportunity to select the Alzheimer's Association as your charity of choice, with $50 being awarded to the Association per ticket sold.
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Driving demands quick reaction time and fast decision-making
A person with Alzheimer's disease will eventually become unable to drive. Losing the independence driving provides can be upsetting, but it's important to acknowledge a person's feelings and preserve his or her independence, while ensuring their safety and the safety of others.
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GIC receives two awards at national conference
During the Alzheimer's Association annual Leadership Summit for chapters nationwide, the Greater Illinois Chapter was recognized for both our work in research activities and fundraising efforts for Walk to End Alzheimer's ®.

For the fourth year in a row we were honored for activities around research, which includes registration of constituents in TrialMatch ® and in the International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment.
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