Rushville Republican

Health

October 8, 2013

Alzheimer's Association to host free program on basics of Alzheimer's Disease

“Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics,” a free workshop on Alzheimer’s disease, will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, in Richmond. The program will be held at the Area 9 agency, located at 520 S. Ninth Street in Richmond. There is no fee to attend the session, but registration is requested by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

This program is designed to provide the basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean. Typical aging versus problematic memory changes will be covered as well as descriptions of the various causes of dementia. An overview of how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, causes and risk factors, and information on obtaining a diagnosis will also be covered.

Today, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 120,000 Hoosiers. Alzheimer’s disease is the nation’s sixth leading cause of death. The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias amount to more than $200 billion annually.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Our 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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org/Indiana or call 800-272-3900.

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