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The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter dedicates donations to providing information, support, programming and services for the more than half million Illinois residents affected by Alzheimer's throughout the 87 counties we serve. We also provide information on current Alzheimer-related research and tips for living a brain-healthy lifestyle. The impact of Alzheimer's - both long-lasting and far-reaching - causes us to continually seek new ways to expand our reach so that we can meet needs of Illinois residents regardless of where they live or where they are in the disease process.

Your donation...

  • Will help fund the technology needed to provide professional and community education via online training, webinars, and programs by phone.
  • Will help us to cover the enrollment costs for the Medic Alert + Safe Return program for low-income families.
  • Will help us to maintain an updated list of community resources throughout our 87-county service area.
  • Will enable us to provide translation services in over 200 languages and dialects to limited English proficiency Helpline callers.
  • Will provide care navigation services to low-income families.
  • Will help provide support group facilitators with information to disseminate to their support group participants.
  • Will help fund early stage programs for diagnosed individuals and their families.
  • Will help to fund physician outreach efforts.
  • Will allow us to increase our outreach efforts to diverse and underserved communities.

Your $50 donation will cover the cost of mailing 25 Helpline information packets.

Your $100 donation will cover the enrollment costs for MedicAlert/Safe Return for two low-income families.

Your $500 donation will fund one in-person community education program.

Your $1000 donation will enable Chapter staff to provide 7 Care Navigation appointments to low-income families.
Your $2500 donation will cover the costs associated with providing training, including materials and criminal background checks, for 15 support group facilitators.

Your $5000 donation will allow us to provide ten educational audio conferences to better meet the needs of caregivers who may not be able to attend community presentations due to transportation or scheduling issues.

Your $10,000 donation will cover the costs associated with a half-day educational seminar.

To help families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias, we offer:

  • Our 24-7 Helpline (800.272.3900)
  • Support groups, a confidential forum where people can share concern and receiver support.
  • Educational programs and workshops for diagnosed individuals, their family and supporters, the public and health care professionals.
  • MediAlert/Safe Return: A program designed to facilitate the safe return home of individuals  with memory loss who wander away from home and become lost.
  • Advocacy for quality dementia care and services, and to increase funding for public programs serving people with dementia.
  • Our research grants program – the Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s largest private funder of Alzheimer-related research, behind only the U.S. and the Chinese governments.
  • TrialMatch, a clinical study database that matches interested individuals with available research studies. 

Thank you – for your support and for helping us serve the more than half-million Illinoisans affected by Alzheimer’s today. With your help, we will achieve our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.