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The Alzheimer’s Association
is here to help

Helpline | 1.800.272.3900

The Alzheimer's Association Helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in 140 languages. Our staff is highly trained and knowledgeable about all aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. Call us if you have questions about:

  • Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss, medications and treatment options, brain health and care options

  • How the Association can help you

  • Caregiving tips and respite care options

  • Services available in your community and referrals

You can also call us for emotional support –– as often as you need. We know that living with Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming at times. Remember, we are here for you –– all day, every day.

E-mail help

If you prefer, you may e-mail your local office and we will respond to your inquiry promptly. General Central Illinois Chapter email address: infocentralil@alz.org.

Central Illinois Chapter

Peoria Office
606 W. Glen Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
Phone: 309.681.1100
Fax: 309.681.1101

Quincy Area Office
639 York St. Rm. 200
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: 217.228.1111
Fax: 217.592.3690

Rock River Office
93 S. Hennepin Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021
Phone: 815.285.1100
Fax: 815.285.1116

Brenda Scarbeary
bscarbeary@alz.org

Jamie Foster
jfoster@alz.org

Nancy Sweitzer
Nancy.Sweitzer@alz.org

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Care consultation

Our professional staff is dedicated to helping people navigate through the difficult decisions and uncertainties people with Alzheimer’s and their families face at every stage of the disease. We can provide care consultation services to you by telephone, e-mail or in person. These include:

  • Assessment of needs

  • Assistance with planning and problem solving

  • Supportive listening

Contact us for more information:

CENTRAL ILLINOIS CHAPTER

Peoria Office
606 W. Glen Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
Phone: 309.681.1100
Fax: 309.681.1101

Quincy Area Office
639 York St. Rm. 200
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: 217.228.1111
Fax: 217.592.3690

Rock River Office
93 S. Hennepin Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021
Phone: 815.285.1100
Fax: 815.285.1116

Sylvia Fites Library Hours:
9 am to 5 pm
M-F

Dr. Ralph and Marilyn
McReynolds Library Hours:
9 am to 5 pm M-F

Rock River Library Hours:
8:30 am to 3 pm
M-F


Toll free, 24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

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Support groups

Support groups are regular meetings of family, friends, and caregivers that provide an opportunity for socializing, discussing, and supporting one another on Alzheimer's-related issues. All support groups are facilitated by trained volunteers.

Support group listing.

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Message boards

The Alzheimer’s Association message boards and chat rooms provide an online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregivers and care providers. Our message boards have thousands of registered members from around the United States and thousands more who refer to the stories and information that is available 24 hours a day.

Join the Alzheimer’s Association online community.

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Publications

The Alzheimer's Association maintains a wealth of educational materials (brochures, videos, audiotapes and books) on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Please call or visit your local office to visit the library. Additional brochures are available for the African American and Hispanic communities.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS CHAPTER

Peoria Office
606 W. Glen Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
Phone: 309.681.1100
Fax: 309.681.1101

Quincy Area Office
639 York St. Rm. 200
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: 217.228.1111
Fax: 217.592.3690

Rock River Office
93 S. Hennepin Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021
Phone: 815.285.1100
Fax: 815.285.1116

Sylvia Fites Library Hours:
9 am to 5 pm
M-F

Dr. Ralph and Marilyn
McReynolds Library Hours:
9 am to 5 pm M-F

Rock River Library Hours:
8:30 am to 3 pm
M-F


Toll free, 24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

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Newsletter

E-Subscriptions Now Available.

It's quick, it's easy, and it's free!

To start receiving your free e-subscription by email, please contact Nancy at nancy.mcgowan@alz.org or contact us at 309.681.1100.

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If you prefer one mailed to you, send your name and mailing address to:
nancy.mcgowan@alz.org

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Alzheimer's lending libraries

The Central Illinois Chapter offers a comprehensive collection of Alzheimer's books and videos at our Alzheimer's libraries located in Peoria, Quincy and Dixon (Rock River area). These lending libraries provide valuable resources to increase understanding of the disease and caregiver issues. Books and videos can be borrowed for two weeks so families and professionals can review materials at their convenience in their own settings.

Please visit the Alzheimer's library closest to you:

Central Illinois Chapter

Peoria Office
606 W. Glen Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
Phone: 309.681.1100
Fax: 309.681.1101

Quincy Area Office
639 York St. Rm. 200
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: 217.228.1111
Fax: 217.592.3690

Rock River Office
93 S. Hennepin Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021
Phone: 815.285.1100
Fax: 815.285.1116

Sylvia Fites Library Hours:
9 am to 5 pm
M-F

Dr. Ralph and Marilyn
McReynolds Library Hours:
9 am to 5 pm M-F

Rock River Library Hours:
8:30 am to 3 pm
M-F

If you are looking for a particular book, or live outside our office area, please call the library nearest you to discuss checking out a material by phone and having the item mailed to you for a reasonable fee.

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Family Caregiver Education programs

The Central Illinois Chapter offers numerous Family Caregiver Education programs throughout our 20-county service area focusing on issues or concerns families face during the disease process. Our organization strives to enhance the quality of life for the person with Alzheimer's, and his/her caregiver by providing education and tools to help manage the disease. Many of our programs are funded by local grants.

Education program listing.

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Professional training

The Alzheimer's Association is committed to helping professionals improve their knowledge and skills, build stronger teams and deliver better care to people with dementia and their families. Our training and education programs are geared to professionals working in both community-based and residential care settings.

Our programs and meetings have been attended by activity professionals, administrators, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and staff trainers. Many of our programs offer CEUs.

Professional training listings.

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Multilingual information

Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders that cause dementia know no boundaries. Many individuals and families in ethnic and cultural minority groups are in need of solid information about Alzheimer’s disease and health resources.

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Safe Return®

Medic Alert + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return is a nationwide identification, support and enrollment program that provides assistance when someone with Alzheimer's or a related dementia wanders and becomes lost. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If an enrollee is missing, one phone call immediately activates a community support network to help reunite the lost person with his or her caregiver.

Open House & Registration Dates

Contact your local office.

Central Illinois Chapter

Peoria Office
606 W. Glen Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
Phone: 309.681.1100
Fax: 309.681.1101

Quincy Area Office
639 York St. Rm. 200
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: 217.228.1111
Fax: 217.592.3690

Rock River Office
93 S. Hennepin Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021
Phone: 815.285.1100
Fax: 815.285.1116

Brenda Scarbeary
bscarbeary@alz.org

Jamie Foster
jfoster@alz.org

Nancy Sweitzer
Nancy.Sweitzer@alz.org

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Referrals

Referral services provide information about Alzheimer's Disease, agency service and, community resources. To obtain listings of home health options, residential facilities, long-term facilities, day programs, hospice progrms, meal delivery and transportation services, call 800-272-3900 or your local office number. Our staff and trained professionals can help assess whether a specific care provider meets the needs of an individual with Alzheimer’s.

For more information, please contact us:

Central Illinois Chapter

Peoria Office
606 W. Glen Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
Phone: 309.681.1100
Fax: 309.681.1101

Quincy Area Office
639 York St. Rm. 200
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: 217.228.1111
Fax: 217.592.3690

Rock River Office
93 S. Hennepin Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021
Phone: 815.285.1100
Fax: 815.285.1116

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Clinical trials index

Legal and Financial

Elder Law and Estate Planning
Elder Care Lawyers handle general estate planning issues and counsels clients about planning for incapacity with alternative decision making documents, planning for possible long-term care needs coordinating private and public resources to finance the cost of care, and working to ensure the client's right to quality care. Lawyers specializing in estate planning assist in wills, trusts, beneficiary designations, powers of appointment, property ownership, and powers of medical and financial attorney.

Adult Day Centers

Adult Day Centers
Adult day care centers provide a structured setting where people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias enjoy group activities such as exercise and craft-making, while benefiting from personal counseling, therapy and other services. In addition, using a day care center provides a caregiver with a period of respite.

Area Agencies on Aging

Area Agencies on Aging

List of Area Agencies on Aging.

Assessment Centers

Assessment Centers
Specialized centers with a diagnostic team can perform a thorough assessment of persons who are suspected of having Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. The assessment will include a detailed history, the results of tests, including a complete physical and neurological examination, a psychiatric assessment and laboratory tests.

Assistant Living Facilities

Assistant Living Facilities
List of Assistant Living Facilities

Facilities for Aggressive Patients

Facilities for Agressive Patients
List of Facilities for Agressive Patients

Geriatricians

Geriatricians
List of Geriatricians

Support Groups

Support Groups
A support group can give you an opportunity to share your experiences, increase your feelings of self-worth, decrease your sense of isolation, learn from others in your situation, learn about resources available to you and receive encouragement and moral support from other caregivers.

Nursing Homes

Nursing Homes
Nursing home care provides an intermediate or skilled nursing setting for those who require more services. Some are designed to provide specialized care for persons with dementia.

Mental Health Professionals

Mental Health Professionals
The professionals on this list are not necessarily specific to dementia or dementia related issues.This is a list of licensed mental health professional collected through the internet and yellow pages. Inclusion on the list does not indicate a recommendation or endorsement. It is important you evaluate the professionals to determine which best suit your needs.

In Home Care Agencies

In Home Care Agencies
Home care encompasses a wide range of health and social services that are delivered at home to persons in need of medical, nursing, social, or therapeutic treatment and/or assistance with the essential activities of daily living. Visiting nurses, home health aides and homemakers can provide services such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, household chores and companionship.

Hospice Care

Hospice Care
Hospice care is end-of-life care provided by health professionals. They give medical, psychological and spiritual support. The goal of the care is to help people who are dying have peace, comfort and dignity. The caregivers try to control pain and other symptoms so a person can remain as alert and comfortable as possible. Hospice programs also provide services to support a patient's family. Hospice care can take place at home, a hospice center, a hospital or in a skilled nursing facility. Medicaid or Medicare will pay for part or all of hospice services. Drugs, supplies and equipment related to the person’s “end stage” Alzheimer’s disease may also be covered.

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