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Make a tax-deductible donation TODAY TO SAVE the Memory and Aging Network, a program of the SIU Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (CADRD). Vital research and essential support programs that benefit patients and their families affected by the memory-destroying disease will end on May 31st.

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Together we can provide hope, preserve memories and make life better for thousands of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and their families living in Central and Southern Illinois.

There are several ways your sustaining gift can support the work of the Memory and Aging Network for years to come:

For additional questions, contact Necole Powell, director of Development for SIU School of Medicine at 217.545.2955 or

Your Gift Will:

  • Allow SIU to continue clinical services to Alzheimer’s patients at 32 sites in rural, Central and Southern Illinois.
  • Allow patients to stay in their homes with their loved ones
  • Provide support and training to caregivers
  • Reduce cost of assisted living or elder care facilities to Illinois families and the State of Illinois
  • Allow SIU to continue providing clinical services to Alzheimer’s patients
  • Continue the research into the cause, treatment and cure of Alzheimer’s disease

The Memory and Aging Network Programs that will end on May 31st include:

  • Music and art therapies for patients – outreach program
  • Workshops and support groups for families
  • Introductory and continuing education of Alzheimer’s disease for medical professionals
  • Autopsy program to correctly diagnosis Alzheimer’s disease
  • Brain bank to help young physicians understand the causes of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Access to research and clinical trial opportunities


Read More

Feature story in ASPECTS magazine

Article in the State Journal-Register

Act Now - Alzheimers Patient Stories

"The mission of the SIU Foundation is to maximize private support for Southern Illinois University Carbondale, including the School of Medicine, in achieving its long-range goals."


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