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Alzheimer's101 Activities | Alzheimer’s Association101 Activities for Patients Living With Alzheimer's
AgingAging at Home: Common Problems & SolutionsAs we get older, many of our homes no longer work as well for us. But most of us want to remain in the homes we love.

Fortunately, there are many solutions. There are trained experts in home modification all over the country. There are also new tools to address the specific issues of aging.
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 AssociationFormed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association advances research to end Alzheimer's and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.
Alzheimer'sAlzheimer’s and Dementia Behavior ManagementTips for Managing Common Symptoms and Problems in Dementia Patients
Brain Tumor'sAmerican Brain Tumor AssociationBrain tumor information and support
CancerAmerican Cancer SocietyOur 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.
AllergiesLet's Talk About AnaphylaxisThe Let's Talk About Anaphylaxis initiative was designed to implement state and local policy work to support access to emergency response for anaphylaxis in schools and workplace settings.
MedicineAntibioticsGeneral information about the most common prescribed antibiotics.
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.
Alzheimer'sThe Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s GuideIn many advice columns and informational resources for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, you’re likely to find recommendations that suggest unplugging the stove. There’s solid reasoning behind this advice: Some people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease may begin to cook but lose track of what they’re doing partway through the process. When the stove is forgotten, the results can be disastrous.
Caring For Those in Chronic Pain: How Spouses CopeCaring For Those in Chronic Pain: How Spouses Cope
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 college students with disabilities in access to higher education and employment issues.
Consumer AlertsConsumer SafetyWe provide consumers with the information to lead safe, healthy and happy lives.
Alzheimer'sConnecting With Alzheimer’s Patients — Even in the Latest Stages of the DiseaseNews article about Alzheimer's
Financial TipsThe Guide To Keeping Your Home Through Debilitating DiseaseSuccessful Financial Strategies for Your Family
RehabDetox to RehabFrom Detox to Rehab to Recovery

With thousands of rehabs and resources at your fingertips, Detoxtorehab.com is a one-stop shop for everything recovery related.
RehabChicago Detox Centers
DiabetesInternation Diabetes FederationThe International Diabetes Federation is engaged in action to tackle diabetes from the local to the global level - from programmes at community level to worldwide awareness and advocacy initiatives.
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.
DisabiltyDisability Accommodation Cost GuidesChanging, remodeling or making additions to your home to accommodate people with disabilities can be done in a variety of different ways.
DisabiltyDisability.gov’s Guide for Family Caregivers
Consumer InfoDangerous Drugs and DevicesConsumers assume that drugs and medical devices are tested before hitting the market, but this is not always the case. These products may cause problems. Is your drug, device or manufacturer on this list?
Consumer InfoDrug CenterEvery year, a small segment of prescription drug users are hurt by unexpected side effects. We're here to uplift and protect that minority by providing health and safety information and financial support.
RehabDrug Treatment Center FinderLooking for a Drug Treatment Center?
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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 TreatHepatitis C Community Alliance to Test and Treat
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.
DisabilityHomeschooling and Special Needs ChildrenHomeowners with Disabilities
AutismHomeschooling and Special Needs Children
OrganizationU.S. Department of Health & Human ServicesU.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.
Agencyhttp://www.dph.illinois.gov/Illinois 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.
AssociationIllinois 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.
DisabilityKitchen Safety For Parents with Disabled ChildrenWhile being a parent is the most rewarding experience adults can ever experience, sometimes it can be quite tough, especially for parents who have one or more children with disabilities. Sadly, many children with physical disabilities have accidents in the community or at home, although most of these accidents could have been prevented.
Hospitalhttp://www.mayoclinic.org/Mayo 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 Resourceshttps://www.medlineplus.gov/MedlinePlus 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.
Mental HealthTop Mental Health Challenges Students FaceThis guide helps to identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for college students and where and when to seek help. Left untreated, these issues can become debilitating for students, so whether you feel you are experiencing these issues or find yourself concerned for a friend or peer, it is important to take action now.
Mesothelioma Mesothelioma Group A Mesothelioma Support Community.
Mesothelioma Mesothelioma Cancer AllianceInformation, resources, and legal help for Mesothelioma patients.
Mesothelioma Mesothelioma Center"We offer help and hope to families affected by mesothelioma."
Mesothelioma Mesothelioma GuideMesothelioma GuideMesothelioma Guide is your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer. We provide up-to-date information about living with mesothelioma, top doctors, treatment options, and more.
Mesothelioma Mesothelioma.NetHope. Faith. Action
Mesothelioma Mesothelioma Lawyer CenterFind a Leading Mesothelioma Lawyer in Your Area
Mesothelioma Mesothelioma Resources OnlineMesotheliomaSymptoms.com is dedicated to helping mesothelioma victims and their families.
ConsuladoConsulado General De México En Chicago
Multiple SclerosisNational Multiple Sclerosis Society Resources and support for Multiple Sclerosis
Non-Profit Organizationhttp://www.hispanichealth.org/Today, 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.
Parkinson'sParkinson's Fact SheetsThese are written by physicians and people living with or affected by Parkinson’s. They are available in English and Spanish.
Parkinson'sParkinson's Disease Information PageParkinson's Disease information provided by the NIH
DementiaPersonal Hygiene and Dementia: A Guide for CaregiversPersonal Hygiene and Dementia: A Guide for CaregiversBeing a caregiver for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s is an extremely loving, selfless undertaking. However, it’s a responsibility that comes with many unique challenges, including keeping your loved one clean and healthy. Personal care can be an issue for those suffering from dementia. That’s because this degenerative cognitive disease affects the parts of the brain that impact memory and motivation: Although hygiene and grooming habits may have been a beloved part of an individual’s routine before the onset of the illness, they may have forgotten or lost the will to practice them after it progresses.

But there is good news! There are many things you can do to help ensure that your dementia sufferer maintains a healthy personal hygiene regimen. This guide will help you simplify the sometimes daunting task of helping your loved one overcome some of the obstacles that may stand in the way of a healthy and sanitary routine.
RehabRehab Center Illinois45 Illinois Inpatient Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers
Lung Diseasehttp://www.lungchicago.org/Whether it is reducing toxic emissions into the air, making Illinois Smoke-Free, creating the State Plan for COPD or improving access to healthcare, Respiratory Health Association is shaping policies to protect lung health in our communities. Staff and volunteers join together to monitor legislation from metropolitan Chicago all the way to Washington, D.C. The aim: to support policies that protect the air we breathe and improve the lives of people affected by lung disease by advocating for increased prevention activities, research and improved access to quality care.
Parkinson's Parkinson's Disease and Depression: Getting the Help You NeedPeople with Parkinson”s disease are more likely to have depression, which can worsen physical symptoms in patients. The problem is, it”s often hard to separate the symptoms of depression from the emotional reaction to a diagnosis.
Medicinehttp://www.rxdangers.com/Recent Information and Statistics on Defective Drugs & Medical Devices
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.
Disabilityhttp://www.onlineloancalculator.org/resources/disabled-pedestrians.php#vehiclescyclistsAt 20 percent of the U.S. population, people with disabilities are the largest minority group. And yet, far too often, they are overlooked and underserved. One area where this is especially true is pedestrian safety.
RehabsRehabs.net"The Nations Best Rehabs"
DisabilityTips for travelers with disabilitiesTravel can be stressful at the best of times, but when you have to factor in a disability, getting from point A to point B can become that much more frustrating. Airlines know this and do their part to make air travel as comfortable and seamless as they can for every passenger. Since each airline is different, they may have differing policies where travelers with disabilities are concerned.Travel can be stressful at the best of times, but when you have to factor in a disability, getting from point A to point B can become that much more frustrating. Airlines know this and do their part to make air travel as comfortable and seamless as they can for every passenger. Since each airline is different, they may have differing policies where travelers with disabilities are concerned.
Health Resources and InformationUn Buen DoctorUn Buen Doctor Magazine and its’ website are dedicated to serving the modern Latino community through informational articles and interactive features covering a wide variety of topics including weight loss, beauty, health & wellness, nutrition, education, and many more.
Nursing HomesNursing Home Abuse CenterProtecting Our Seniors
AgingFall and Injury PreventionA guide for the aging population.
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).
Health InsuranceUnited Medicare AdvisorsUnited Medicare Advisors is a truly independent Medicare Supplement Insurance agency, representing only the top-rated Medicare Supplement Insurance companies. A BBB Accredited Business since 2008, we are your advocate. Our staff of licensed experts is highly trained in all aspects of Medicare and will make the process easy for you to enroll in the best plan that meets your needs.
Cerebral PalsyCerebral Palsy GroupProvides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral
palsy and other developmental disabilities
RehabDrug Rehab ConnectionsInformation and support for drug addiction.