Alzheimer's Association, Illinois Chapter

Alzheimer's Association

Mission
To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and
to reduce the risk of dementia through the
promotion of brain health.

Vision
A world without Alzheimer’s disease.

The Association works to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We are here to help. Here’s how:

  • Our free nationwide 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900): We’re here day or night with information, emotional support, caregiving tools and referrals to healthcare, financial and legal resources. It is staffed by specialists and masters-level clinicians and provides translation services in more than 200 languages.
  • Early stage/young onset services: Education programs and support groups for those in the early stages who want to connect with other diagnosed individuals.
  • Support groups for caregivers, family members and others dealing with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
  • Education programs: We offer in-person and virtual education programs on a variety of Alzheimer’s and dementia-related topics.
  • Care navigation: Individual sessions offered in-person, by phone or via video conference to help individuals with memory loss and their families plan and cope with the disease.
  • Our online community forum, ALZConnected, provides a place for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers to connect with others, share questions, find answers and share opinions with individuals or groups in the Alzheimer’s community.
  • Safety services, including MedicAlert + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return®, provide assistance when someone with the disease wanders or has a medical emergency.
  • We provide healthcare professionals with the tools to diagnose Alzheimer’s and to educate people with the disease on available therapies and resources.

As the largest nonprofit for Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress toward methods of treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure. Through the Alzheimer’s Association International Research Grant Program, we have awarded more than $440 million to over 2,900 scientific investigations since 1982. We also accelerate clinical studies by connecting healthy volunteers, people with the disease, and caregivers to current studies through Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch—our free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service.

How to Help
Donate: alz.org/Illinois
Participate in Walk to End Alzheimer’s or Longest Day: alz.org/get-involved-now/fundraising_events
Advocate: alz.org/get-involved-now/advocate
Volunteer: alz.org/get-involved-now/volunteer


Alzheimer's Association, Illinois Chapter
614 W. Glen Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 681-1100
24/7 Helpline: (800) 272-3900
alz.org/illinois

Facebook: @alzheimersassociationillinois
Twitter: @alzillinois
Instagram: alzillinois

L. Patrick Reedy, Chapter Executive Director