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Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

Thursday, January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Members & guests – free.

To RSVP, please scroll down. The day before the discussion, a confirmation email will be sent to registered attendees with additional details to join via Zoom.

Alzheimer’s is not normal aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join this virtual event to learn about:

  • The impact of Alzheimer’s
  • The difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors
  • Current research and treatments available to address some symptoms
  • Alzheimer’s Association resources

About our presenter:

Robin Simon has been involved with the Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association since 2015, when she first contacted the Association’s 24/7 Helpline with some questions about caring for her father. Since then, she’s been a multi-year member of the Grand Champions Club for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. As a volunteer community educator, she enjoys spreading the word to raise awareness and provide useful information and resources to other community members and families impacted by the disease. She’s also a volunteer docent with the Chicago Architecture Center and has been sharing her knowledge of Chicago while leading 12 different walking tours through the city since 1997. Professionally, Robin has over 30 years of business experience, primarily in the consumer products industry and she has an MBA in marketing and statistics from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, and a BA in Applied Mathematics and French as well as a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.


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Thursday, January 18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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  • For virtual programs, links will be sent to registered attendees via email the day before the event.
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