Inside: $100,000 Matching Gift Challenge.

Inside: $100,000 Matching Gift Challenge. – Alzheimer’s Association

I have an exciting announcement to share: A family foundation that wishes to remain anonymous is beginning its support for the Alzheimer’s Association with a very special Matching Gift Challenge for our donors. When you give to this matching gift challenge by October 31, your donation can be matched — up to a total of $100,000 — to fund critical care, support and research.
This Matching Gift Challenge is your opportunity to make one gift with TWICE the impact to help the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and the over 15 million who care for them. For a limited time, your tax-deductible donation of $35 can become $70 — or your especially generous gift of $60 can become $120.
Any amount you give today can go twice as far to help fund innovative research projects and critical care and support services. But please don’t delay. This opportunity to double your support is only available if you give by October 31 — so please donate today to help us move closer to our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.

Take advantage of 20 opportunities to learn in October

Take advantage of 20 opportunities to learn in October

If you are curious about memory loss, look at “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters” or “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.” If you need specific knowledge or just something to make life easier, try “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research” or “Diagnosing Alzheimer’s: How To Prepare for the Appointment.” No matter where you are in the journey we have a program that will help.

Education Programs Calendar

There are currently 53 education program events listed in our database. To view and register for our events, use the search tool below.

Search for events by education program

Educational Programs by Phone

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Legal and Financial Planning

Learning to Connect: Relating to the Person with Alzheimer’s

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Middle-Stage Caregivers

Caregiver Stress: Relief, Acceptance and Empowerment

Understanding Early Memory Loss

Dementia Conversations

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

Alzheimer’s Research: Get Informed, Get Involved

Effective Communication Strategies

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Your Service, Your Health, Our Focus

Live Webinars

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Fighting Dementia Through Joyful Living

Professional Education

Search for events by month

September 2016

October 2016

November 2016

December 2016

Search for events by city





Burr Ridge




Chenoa Township




Du Quoin







Lake Zurich


Loves Park




New Lenox

Oak Park






Stillman Valley


Monty Python’s Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia

Monty Python’s Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia

Terry Jones, a founding member of the legendary Monty Python comedy troupe, has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia, a form of frontotemporal dementia that impairs one’s ability to speak. Jones directed or co-directed three of the British ensemble’s films: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” and “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.”

Call Educational Programs by Phone this October

Call Educational Programs by Phone this October

Join us on October 11, from 12 – 1 p.m. for an Educational Program by Phone on “Coping with Alzheimer’s Behaviors: Skills that Can Help You Today.” As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the person’s ability to communicate becomes impaired. This leads to increasing levels of confusion, anxiety and frustration that can result in behavioral challenges. This program will present strategies to improve communication between you and the person with dementia.

Free: Educational Programs by Phone


Are you too busy to attend an in-person education program? Our free Educational Programs by Phone are designed for busy people who aren’t able to attend a program outside of their home or office.

It’s easy to register online or by phone at 309.662.8392.
After registering, you will receive a toll free number to call plus materials to follow along with during the program. Call from your home, office, or car. You can listen in and even ask questions of our expert speakers.

Listen to Past Programs

Programs by Phone PDF



? Upcoming Programs (view description & register)

Coping with Alzheimer’s Behaviors: Skills that Can Help You Today
Tuesday | October 11, 2016 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Learn the Amazing Ways That Music Can Help People With Memory Loss
Tuesday | November 8, 2016 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Caregiver’s School of Hard Knocks: One Man’s Journey
Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Listen to Past Programs

Medications for Alzheimer’s and other Dementias: Benefits and Side Effects

Reducing the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

How Families Cope with Alzheimer’s disease

Successful Daily Plans for a Person With Alzheimer’s disease

Making the Move: Choosing a Nursing Home. Alzheimer’s Unit or Assisted Living Facility

Minds in Motion: What’s The Best Way To Exercise Your Brain?

Specific Strategies You Can Use Today for Helping People with Memory Loss

Alzheimer’s disease can’t steal a favorite baseball memory

Alzheimer’s disease can’t steal a favorite baseball memory

The San Francisco Giants won the World Series in 2012, but that’s not why Conor Dougherty remembers that season’s July 29 game. His mother, who’s living with Alzheimer’s disease, left her house, walked about 4 miles and somehow ended up at AT&T Park to watch her favorite team.