Make a difference in the lives of those impacted by Alzheimer’s.

Make a difference in the lives of those impacted by Alzheimer’s.

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Take action in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
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Dear Zoltan,
Did you know that nearly half of all people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias are in hospice care at the time of their death? However, less than half of surveyed nursing homes have some sort of palliative care program.
That’s why the Alzheimer’s Association needs your voice today. For people living with advanced dementia and their families, hospice and palliative care are critical services. But, as the demand for such care grows with the aging population, more must be done to ensure an adequately trained workforce is available.
Please sign our petition and urge Congress to pass the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA).
PCHETA would launch a national campaign to increase palliative care and hospice training for health care professionals, improving the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s, controlling the costs of the disease, and enhancing patient and family satisfaction.
Last year, we invited advocates like you to participate in a historic effort to ask Medicare to pay for care planning for those living with Alzheimer’s. Our hard work paid off: As of January, Medicare covers necessary care planning sessions for individuals with cognitive impairment.
With your support, we can help people living with Alzheimer’s disease get the care and support services they need. Make your voice heard. Please sign our petition today.

Are You Building Trust with Your Senior Clients?

Are You Building Trust with Your Senior Clients?

No matter what field you’re in, if you can build trust with your clients, you will likely attract and retain more customers.

The Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® is the leading certification for professionals serving seniors. Consider becoming a CSA as a way to develop your personal brand and reinvigorate your business by letting your clients know they are working with someone who is competent in the field of aging, and has their best interests at heart.   

Do You Really Understand Your Senior Clients?

The Working with Older Adults course gives professionals practical, multi-disciplinary knowledge, tools and resources to help them serve older adults more effectively.

Having a comprehensive understanding of your senior customers is key to achieving business success in the aging industry. Whether you’re trying to build a customer base, or retain existing clients, knowing your target market is key. Certified Senior Advisors understand seniors and are equipped with current real-world skills needed to meet their client’s needs.

Online Course + CSA Exam Bundle

The Working with Older Adults Online Course + CSA Exam Bundle is designed for professionals seeking a fast and effective way to become a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®.

  • 26 Online Professional Video Presentations with Review Quizzes
  • Includes Working with Older Adults Textbook
  • Includes Working with Older Adults Course Study Guide
  • Includes CSA Exam application

Live Class + CSA Exam Bundle

The Working with Older Adults Live Class + CSA Exam Bundle is designed for professionals seeking a fast and effective way to become a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® by attending a live class.

  • Includes enrollment in an upcoming live class
  • Includes Working with Older Adults Textbook
  • Includes Working with Older Adults Course Study Guide & PowerPoint Notebook
  • Includes CSA Exam application

Last chance to join us for Lobby Day! – Alzheimer’s

Last chance to join us for Lobby Day! – Alzheimer’s

Don’t miss your opportunity to help make Illinois a dementia-capable state! Join us on Wednesday, April 26 at our state capitol to make a difference in protecting Illinoisans with Alzheimer’s. Alongside key policy-makers who share a common vision for this cause, each individual has the capacity to make an incredible impact on how lawmakers address Alzheimer’s disease and respond to this ever-growing epidemic. Register now!

Join the Alzheimer’s Association
Let’s work to make Illinois a dementia-capable state!

Join us for the 2017 Illinois Action Summit in Springfield, where as an Alzheimer’s awareness advocate you will have the opportunity to speak with legislators and draw critical attention to the advancement of Alzheimer’s public policies. Be a catalyst for change in Illinois and ensure that the needs of Alzheimer’s patients, family members, and caregivers are addressed.

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Illinois Action Summit Itinerary

At the beginning of the summit, you will receive a briefing on the Association’s policy priorities for 2017 as well as messages to carry to legislators throughout the afternoon. The Alzheimer’s Association will also provide appropriate strategies for a successful visit.

This event provides an opportunity for you to engage with your legislators. Advocates will visit several members of both the Illinois Senate and House of Representatives, sharing personal stories and asking lawmakers for their support of active legislation designed to make Illinois a dementia capable state.

In joining this one-day effort, advocates have a chance to change the lives of nearly one million Illinois residents impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Alongside key policy-makers who share a common vision for this cause, each individual has the capacity to make an incredible impact on how lawmakers address Alzheimer’s disease and respond to this ever-growing epidemic.

Transportation to the Capitol will be arranged from a variety of locations, with both lunch and snacks provided.

For questions, more information or to register by phone, please contact Nikita Stange at (708)669-2471 or nstange@alz.org.

Hernandez discusses how to advocate for people living with Alzheimer’s

Hernandez discusses how to advocate for people living with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity Champion Liz Hernandez, a correspondent for NBC’s “Access Hollywood,” received the Young Advocate Award at the recent 2017 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum. Hernandez became an advocate after her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years ago. Though initially reluctant to talk about what was happening in her family, she realized it was important to speak out.

Paint the Night Purple personal best – Alzheimer’s Association

Paint the Night Purple personal best – Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association Junior Board hosted its fifth annual Paint the Night Purple event on February 24 at the Revel Fulton Market. More than 900 attendees came together under an ambiance of purple lights illuminating the hope of finding a cure. The event raised over $122,500 for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter – an increase of 30 percent over last year.

The Alzheimer’s Association Junior Board hosted its fifth annual Paint the Night Purple event on February 24 at the Revel Fulton Market. More than 900 attendees came together under an ambiance of purple lights illuminating the hope of finding a cure. The event raised over $122,500 for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter – an increase of 30 percent over last year.

The event, led by co-chairs, Tanya Iovino and Kiki Kouris, gathered young professionals from across Chicagoland for an unforgettable night of lavish hors d’oeuvres, Kendra Scott’s color bar, and dancing to live entertainment by DJ Bill Pollack and headlining Chicago native group, The Boy Band Night. Guests also had the opportunity to win opulent prizes during the raffle and auction, including an autographed Patrick Kane Blackhawks Jersey, a hockey stick and puck signed by the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Tribune Cubs World Series Press Plates, sports tickets, hotel stays, and more. Also featured was the stunning work of Gromeza Floral Design, including centerpieces dedicated to guest’s loved ones, and a “Wall of Reflection” in honor of those living with or lost to Alzheimer’s disease.

Junior Board members

The Illinois Junior Board, consisting of 70 up-and-coming young professionals, was founded in 2011 to engage young professionals through fundraising events, outreach, and advocacy efforts to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Like millions of Americans, Alzheimer’s has touched each one in some way and their work has united many in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

The Boy Band Night;

Paint The Night Purple was made possible by the generous sponsorship of Resolution Media, The Malone Family Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association National Board, and so many more.

Check Out Junior Board Today!
To view the full list of sponsors and in-kind donors and to learn more about the Junior Board or to make a donation, please visit our newly updated websi