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About the Junior Board

The Junior Board of the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, was founded in 2011 to raise awareness of Alzheimer's and related dementias, and to take action through fundraising events, support programs, education and advocacy initiatives. Alzheimer's has touched each one of these civic-minded young professionals in some way, and all are united by a desire to see an end to the disease.

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The Alzheimer's Association, Junior Board Presents
The 2nd Annual Summer Block Party
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pALZ Program
By Young People, for Young People - pALZ is the only peer-to- peer mentoring program of its kind that provides supportives resources for young professionals facing an Alzheimer's diagnosis in a family member of loved one. Click here for more details.

Congratulations to the Junior Board on their YNPN Associate Board of the Year award!

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Facts and Figures


More than 5 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer's.


Alzheimer's and dementia triple healthcare costs for Americans age 65 and older.


Every 67 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer's.


Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death.


Nearly one in every three seniors who dies each year has Alzheimer's or another dementia.