The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter's educational program "Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics" will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Marengo-Union Library, 19714 E. Grant Hwy. in Marengo.

Attendees will learn the difference between normal, age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional. Topics that will be covered include: common causes of memory loss, risk factors and the importance of an accurate diagnosis.

Program specialist Sue Sklar will present and take questions following the program.

The end of Alzheimer's disease starts here. To register for this program offered at no cost, call (815) 484-1300 or register online at www.alz.org/illinois.

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's research, care and support. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter covers an 87-county area with offices in Chicago, Joliet, Rockford, Springfield, Bloomington, Peoria, Quincy and Carbondale. Since 1980, the chapter has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes. The Illinois Chapter serves more than half a million Illinois residents affected by Alzheimer's disease, including more than 220,000 Illinois residents living with the disease. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit www.alz.org/illinois or call our free 24-hour helpline at (800) 272-3900.