About Us


Inspired by someone with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Without Warning was started by the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in April of 2004 to support and empower individuals and their families who face Alzheimer’s disease early in life. Directed by an Advisory Council, of both people with Alzheimer’s disease and their family members, Without Warning’s specifically tailored programs offer opportunities for education, support, and community.  With the knowledge that others are on this same journey, we hope individuals and their family members find purpose, dignity, and the opportunity to live each day with meaning and grace.

Please contact us at withoutwarning@rush.edu

To join the Without Warning program a pre-screening is required. Call Susan Frick, MSW, at 312-942-5359.

Monthly Meetings for the Family

Individuals and their family members who are living with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease are invited to our monthly meeting.

Meetings for Adult Children

Every other month, adult children who are college-age and older are invited to an evening together.

Meetings for Children

Every other month, children in first grade through high school are invited to spend time together.

All meetings are at St. Peter’s Church in Elmhurst.

Rush InPerson Blog Posts

Group offers Support for Younger Onset Alzheimer’s

Without Warning: The Healing Power of a Shared Story