Jerry Schroeder is a Program Specialist with the local Alzheimer’s Association. His job includes meeting with families and providing educational programs for the community about Alzheimer’s and related dementia. He holds a Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and has been working in the field of senior services for over 25 years. He was the Assistant Director of the Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging from 1988 to 1997 then served as the lay chaplain at Ridgecrest Retirement Village for several years. He has been with the Alzheimer’s Association since 2005.