Register to honor those facing Alzheimer’s

Register to honor those facing Alzheimer’s


Today is the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year. But we’re already looking ahead to the summer solstice and The Longest Day®, an event on June 21, 2015, to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. Start a team now.
Join teams around the world in a day of sunrise-to-sunset activity to symbolize the challenging journey of those facing Alzheimer’s disease. To participate, start a team and select an activity that honors someone living with or lost to the disease, or a special caregiver.
Is your dad an avid golfer? Organize a round with friends and charge a fee for entry. Is your sister an amazing baker? Prepare her favorite treats and hold a bake sale. Or, choose any activity that you love!
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: When you sign up by Feb. 28,registration is just $15!
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Register today for the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum

Register today for the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum

At the Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum, energized advocates go to Washington, D.C., to hear interesting speakers, connect with others facing Alzheimer’s and urge Congress to make the disease a national priority. March 1 is the deadline to sign up to attend the 2015 Advocacy Forum for $175. After that date, the registration fee is $250.


Online registration is now open.

Registration Fees

*Dec. 1, 2014-March 1, 2015 – $175

*Care Partner – $100 (must register with Alzheimer’s partner for reduced rate)

*Early Stage Advisory Group (ESAG) – Registration code required

*National Chapter Staff – Registration code required

*National Organization – Registration code required

*Global Immersion – Registration code required

*After March 2, 2015 – $250

Registration Category Definitions:

Advocacy Forum Attendee
An advocate attending Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday sessions and all events (including the National Dinner).

Alzheimer’s Association Ambassador
An advocate who serves as the key contact to a member of Congress for the Association. Ambassadors must enroll, attend the Ambassador-only meeting and complete the District Forum District (DFD) program.

Care Partner
A care partner is identified an as individual accompanying an advocate who is living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Care Partners must register at the same time as the person they are accompanying to the Forum to take advantage of the discounted registration fee.

Scholarship Awardee
An advocate who is awarded a scholarship to attend the Advocacy Forum. The scholarship program is administered through the Alzheimer’s Association chapter network. Applicants must apply to their local chapter for consideration. Scholarship recipients must attend the Forum and complete the DFD program to facilitate disbursement of funds.

Chapter Policy Staff Meeting
A meeting for chapter staff who are designated as the public policy lead for their chapter territory. Meeting will be on Sunday, March 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Monday, March 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Young Advocate
Young advocates are family members, friends and caregivers aged between 18 and 35.

DFD Program
District-Forum-District (DFD) is a premier program for Advocacy Forum attendees designed to maximize the impact of their Forum visits on Capitol Hill. By meeting with members of Congress and/or their staff in local, congressional district offices before and after the Forum, advocates will amplify the message that Alzheimer’s disease must be a national priority as well as hold congressional leaders accountable.

DFD participants are leaders in year-round advocacy and will receive special recognition at the Advocacy Forum. Your local Alzheimer’s Association staff will help you coordinate your two local district meetings. Instructions for Capitol Hill visits will be sent to you with your confirmation materials once you have registered to attend the Forum.

National Dinner
Attend the National Dinner and raise awareness to benefit the care, support and research of the Alzheimer’s Association. The National Dinner honors public figures and their constituents for their efforts to take the fight against Alzheimer’s to the next level. Political, business and entertainment leaders will gather to celebrate advances and to rally around this growing movement in our nation’s capital.

Non-Forum registrants may attend the National Dinner. There is a $100 fee for guests not registered for the Forum who wish to attend.

On-Site Registration Hours
Pre-registered attendees may pick up their conference materials, and on-site registrants may complete the registration process, during the following hours:

Sunday, March 22
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Monday, March 23
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 24
7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Information Desk

Wednesday, March 25
7–10 a.m.

Special requests
If you have special needs (e.g., dietary or physical) that we can address to make your participation more enjoyable, please fill out the appropriate space on the registration form or email

Registration changes
Please indicate the meal functions and events you will be attending. If you wish to make a change to your registration, you may do so by by Friday, March 13, or visit the registration desk on site.

If you are unable to attend but would like to send another person in your place, please email the new information indicating it is a substitution Substitutions for scholarship recipients must be requested by contacting Aline Stone at No exceptions.

Registration cancellations
Cancellations and refunds must be emailed and time stamped to or faxed to 866.699.1235 on or before Friday, March 13. All refund requests received by Friday, March 13, will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after Friday, March 13. No refunds for no-shows.

Registration confirmations
After you complete the online registration, a registration confirmation is automatically sent to you by e-mail. If you do NOT receive your confirmation, please send an email request for a copy of your registration confirmation Please include your name and full address in the message.

15 opportunities to learn during March

15 opportunities to learn during March

If you are curious about memory loss, look at Know the 10 Signs or The Basics. If you need specific knowledge or just something to make your life easier, try Learning to Connect, Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiver Stress or Conversations About Dementia. No matter where you are in the journey we have a program that will help.

Honor people facing Alzheimer’s disease on The Longest Day

Honor people facing Alzheimer’s disease on The Longest Day

On The Longest Day®, teams around the world honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s with a day of activity. Held on the summer solstice, June 21, The Longest Day calls on participants to raise funds and awareness to help advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Register by Feb. 28 to save with early-bird pricing.

Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter seeking new Board members

Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter seeking new Board members

The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, one of the largest of the Association’s chapters in the country, is currently seeking candidates to fill volunteer positions on its Board of Directors. Board candidates must have a strong commitment to the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission, objectives, values and strategic direction. From February 1 to May 1, candidates may apply online, download a print version of the application, call 847.933.2413 or email

Positions are for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2015. The Board of Directors is responsible for setting Chapter strategic implementation plans in accordance with the national Association nationwide strategic plan and overseeing a multi-million dollar Chapter budget that supports programs and services for over 210,000 people in Illinois with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the hundreds of thousands of family, friends, and professionals who are caring for them.

The Board governs on behalf of those affected by Alzheimer’s and our donors and assures appropriate organizational performance, which includes fulfilling the mission for the organization, determining the Chapter’s future direction in compliance with national policies, and ensuring the Chapter’s fiscal health.

Board candidates must have a strong commitment to the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission, objectives, values and strategic direction. They should be generalists who have a blend of knowledge, skills and relevant experiences in such areas as finance, law, business adnunistration, public policy, fund raising, comnunications, and volunteerism. Board members must be willing to reach out to their personal contacts with the goal of securing significant monetary and other support for the work of the Chapter and the Association. Board members must reside in the territory served by the Greater Illinois Chapter.

We are specifically seeking individuals with professional experience in the following disciplines: social media, marketing/public relations, finance (CFO or CPA), and fundraising.

The Greater Illinois Chapter’s Governance & Nominating Committee is inviting individuals who meet the qualifications to apply from February 1 to May 1, 2015. All candidates will be evaluated by the Committee and the selected finalists will be interviewed in May or early June, 2015. The final slate will be presented to the Board for election at its June meeting.

Included in this application are details of the position as well as application instructions and timelines. Candidates may apply online at, may download a print version of the application linked above, contact the Office of the President at 847-324-0366 or email Please share these materials with someone you feel may be both