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Alzheimer's101 Activities | Alzheimer’s Association101 Activities for Patients Living With Alzheimer's
AgenciesAgency for Healthcare Research and QualityThe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. AHRQ priorities are described.
AgenciesAge Options (Make Medicare Work)The Make Medicare Work Coalition (MMW) is a collaboration to promote access to affordable health care options in Illinois.
Alzheimer'sAlzheimer's AssociationThe Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.
Brain TumorsAmerican Brain Tumor AssociationThe mission of the American Brain Tumor Association is to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis.
CancerAmerican Cancer Society"Our vision is a world free of cancer, and we are here to help you. Call us for 24/7 cancer care at 1-800-227-2345."
Heart DiseaseAmerican Heart AssociationThe American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Liver DiseaseAmerican Liver FoundationThe American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division works continually to fulfill our mission to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. The Great Lakes Division is proud to serve the patients, families, and medical professionals of Illinois and Michigan.
AssociationsAmerican Lung Association The American Lung Association is leading the way in helping all Americans breathe easier. Thanks to our donors, volunteers, program and event participants, and staff, we are America’s trusted source for lung health education, lung disease research, support, programs, services and advocacy.
Arthritis Arthritis FoundationThe Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections.
OrganizationsCenters for Disease ControlThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading national public health institute of the United States
Family & Support ServicesThe Chicago Department of Family & Support ServicesThe Chicago Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS) is dedicated to supporting a continuum of coordinated services to enhance the lives of Chicago residents, particularly those most in need, from birth through the senior years. The department works to promote the independence and well-being of individuals, support families and strengthen neighborhoods by providing direct assistance and administering resources to a network of community-based organizations, social service providers and institutions.
Public HealthChicago Department of Public HealthThe Mission of the Chicago Department of Public Health is to make Chicago a safer and healthier place by working with community partners to promote health, prevent disease, reduce environmental hazards and ensure access to health care for all Chicagoans.
DisabilityWe Connect NowWe Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.
RehabChicago Detox Centers
DiabetesInternation Diabetes FederationPromoting diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide.
DiabetesDiabetes Lifestyle Planning AppYour customized plan is created around the choices that work best for you. For your food plan, you pick the ingredients, cuisines, and recipes you like. Your activity plan is based on your favorite activities and your activity level. Your plan will give you things like the “trade-off” between activity needed and the calories in what you’re planning to eat. It’s all stored in your personal “file” to access any time. And whether you prefer a printout or viewing on your mobile or tablet device, you can hold your plan in your hand.

DiabetesAmerican Diabetes AssociationResources, news, and support for those suffering with diabetes.
OrganizationsFeeding AmericaThe Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Together with individuals, charities, businesses and government we can end hunger.
OrganizationsHealth Resources and Services Organization
OrganizationsHealthy People 2020Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time .
Hepatitis CHepatitis C Community Alliance to Test and TreatHepCCATT brings the public health system together to cure hepatitis C.
Alzheimer'sHome Safety and Alzheimer'sPeople with Alzheimer's can live in their homes, as long as safety measures are in place. As Alzheimer's progresses, a person's abilities change. But with some creativity and problem solving, you can adapt the home environment to support these changes.
AutismHomeschooling and Special Needs ChildrenTeaching your child with special needs is a privilege—but it is also hard. It requires from the parents much sacrifice, patience, and unconditional love....
OrganizationU.S. Department of Health & Human ServicesNews and info from U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
AgencyIllinois Department of Human ServicesIllinois created DHS in 1997, to provide our state's residents with streamlined access to integrated services, especially those who are striving to move from welfare to work and economic independence, and others who face multiple challenges to self-sufficiency.
AgencyIllinois Department of Public HealthAssuring the quality of our food, setting the standards for hospital and nursing home care, checking the safety of recreation areas, overseeing the inspection of milk producing farms and processing plants, maintaining the state's vital records and screening newborns for genetic diseases are just some of the duties of IDPH.
AssociationIllinois Health and Hospital AssociationThe Illinois Health and Hospital Association, with offices in Naperville, Chicago, Springfield and Washington, D.C., is dedicated to advocating for Illinois' more than 200 hospitals and nearly 50 health systems as they serve their patients and communities throughout the state.
AssociationIllinois Food Allergy Education AssociationThe mission of the Illinois Food Allergy Education Association is to support Illinois residents with food allergies by providing educational materials for schools, juvenile courts, airlines, parents, recreational camps, caregivers, restaurants, health departments, and other relevant groups.
Associationllinois Public Health AssociationThe voice of public health in Illinois.
InstitutionNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Institute for Public Health and MedicineThe Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) is the nexus for all public health activities at the Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM). The goal of the Institute is to accelerate innovation at the interface of medicine and public health and achieve measurable improvements in health for patients and populations. IPHAM’s Centers focus on issues that span the spectrum from communities to the individual, and from health behaviors to genetic determinants of disease.

Immigration RightsIllinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee RightsICIRR works with many member organizations on various programs and campaigns that empower the immigrant community in Illinois.
HospitalMayo ClinicMayo Clinic is a nonprofit medical practice and medical research group based in Rochester, Minnesota. It employs more than 4,500 physicians and scientists and 57,100 allied health staff.
Chronic PainManaging Chronic Pain: How Psychologists Can Help With Pain Management
MedicareMedicareThe official U.S Government site for Medicare.
Medical News and ResourcesMedlinePlusMedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
ConsuladoConsulado General De México En Chicago
Multiple SclerosisNational Multiple Sclerosis Society Resources and support for Multiple Sclerosis
Non-Profit OrganizationNational Alliance for Hispanic HealthToday, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the premier science-based and community-driven organization that focuses on improving the health and well being of Hispanics and works with others to secure health for all. Community-based members provide services to more than 15 million Hispanic consumers throughout the U.S. every year and national organization members provide services to more than 100 million annually.
Kidney DiseaseNational Kidney Foundation Resources for patients suffering with kidney disease.
Parkinson'sNational Parkinson FoundationTools and resources for patients suffering from Parkinson's.
AdvocacyMidwest Pesticide Action CenterFor the past 20 years, Midwest Pesticide Action Center has been working at the local, state, and regional levels to protect people and the environment from the dangers of pesticides through advocacy, education, and outreach.
Nursing HomesNursing Home Abuse CenterProtecting Our Seniors
OrganizationsTelligenTelligen brings healthcare providers, communities and people with Medicare together to improve healthcare quality for Medicare beneficiaries in Colorado, Illinois and Iowa as a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Cerebral PalsyCerebral Palsy GroupProvides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral
palsy and other developmental disabilities