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Registration and Request for Public Comment Now Open for the Dementia Risk Reduction Summit

Registration and request for public comment are now open for the first-ever Dementia Risk Reduction Summit on May 16-17, 2023, at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia. The Summit is sponsored by the BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Risk Reduction at the Alzheimer’s Association. The Summit will focus on public health’s role in addressing cognitive decline and dementiaContinue reading “Registration and Request for Public Comment Now Open for the Dementia Risk Reduction Summit”

Alzheimer’s Association Releases Policy Recommendations to Improve the State and Federal Response to COVID-19 in Long-term Care Settings.

The Alzheimer’s Association is actively working to pursue recommendations which have not yet been implemented or fully implemented here in Illinois. The ICRN will keep you updated as the work continues. Alzheimers Association COVID19 LTC Policy Recommendations

Illinois Lieutenant Governor Meets with Alzheimer’s Caregivers.

On Friday, June 21st, Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton, and members of the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Advocacy, kicked off the #LGCares listening event to speak with caregivers impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease. Their first stop on the tour was to meet with members of Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s Without Warning, a support group for those living withContinue reading “Illinois Lieutenant Governor Meets with Alzheimer’s Caregivers.”

Alzheimer’s Association – Illinois Chapter Presents: “2019 Unforgettable Art” April 27th

Click on the links below to inquire or purchase tickets Contact Mary Sorensen at 847.324.0356 or Follow us on facebook at

Inform the National Participation Strategy in Alzheimer’s Research

As part of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, studies are being funded to test treatments, interventions and services for people with Alzheimer’s and their families. Yet, efforts to engage participants in this research are not on pace with the need of volunteers. This is a leading challenge in our progress.  Your ideas areContinue reading “Inform the National Participation Strategy in Alzheimer’s Research”

Publication Dementia, Caregiving and Transportation

Dementia describes a set of symptoms associated with the progressive decline of an individual’s cognitive function, often becoming severe enough to interfere with everyday activities. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, although dementia can be caused by a number of conditions, such as a stroke or traumatic brain injury (Alzheimer’s Association, 2015).Continue reading “Publication Dementia, Caregiving and Transportation”

News You Can Use: Key Partners & Organizations

Alzheimer’s Association, National Partner The Alzheimer’s Association® is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals interested in research, the Association includes its headquarters in Chicago, a public policy office in Washington, D.C., and a presence in communities across the country.Continue reading “News You Can Use: Key Partners & Organizations”

Helping Kids Understand Alzheimer’s Disease

When a family member has Alzheimer’s disease, it affects everyone in the family, including children and grandchildren. It’s important to talk to them about what is happening. How much and what kind of information you share depends on the child’s age and relationship to the person with Alzheimer’s. Helping Kids Cope Here are some tips toContinue reading “Helping Kids Understand Alzheimer’s Disease”

Upcoming Events!

  Rethink, Refresh, Recharge: A Half Day Learning Retreat for Caregivers Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Springfield Location: Scheels – 3801 S MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62711 Join us for an exciting educational event for caregivers coping with memory loss and or Alzheimer’s disease. Strategize on your challenges andContinue reading “Upcoming Events!”