Peggy Rubenstein, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who currently serves as the Manager of Helpline and Care Navigation for the Chicago and Joliet offices of the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter. In addition to meeting with families for care planning, she also facilitates support groups for people who are living with early stage dementia and support groups for people and their care partners living with younger onset dementia. Peggy offers services by providing referrals for resources, education and emotional support - to families, caregivers, and individuals, who are overwhelmed by an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
Peggy received her Bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University with a concentration in Sociology. She completed her master’s degree in Gerontological Counseling from Adler University and also has a certificate in Advanced Clinical Dementia Practice from the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work. Peggy is committed to her work at the Alzheimer’s Association as her grandmother had Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, Peggy promotes understanding to reduce stigma that develops around this disease. She believes persons living with dementia and their families can live with meaning throughout the journey – and her work is devoted to that hope.