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10 Signs of Alzheimer's disease seminar

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Published on November 03, 2010 with No Comments

Portage Township YMCA to host educational program

In honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana and Porter Health System will present “Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease.”
This free educational program features information on memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. “Know the 10 Signs” will be presented on Nov. 8 from 6-7 p.m. at the Portage Township YMCA, located at 3100 Willowcreek Road in Portage.
This introductory program is designed for anyone who suspects memory loss or is interested in learning about it. Those who attend will learn:
The basics of memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease
All that is involved in getting a diagnosis
Tips for maintaining a healthy brain
The program provides an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if you or someone you know has signs of the disease. Attendees will view video footage of real people who are living with the early stages of dementia and their families addressing fears and myths associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
There is no charge to attend this program, however reservations are encouraged.
Today, approximately 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 120,000 Hoosiers. Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease, making related Alzheimer’s disease the sixth leading cause of death. The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia amount to more than $172 billion annually.
The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer’s research and support, has a vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Having awarded more than $265 million to nearly 1,800 research projects, the Alzheimer’s Association is the largest private donor of funds towards Alzheimer research.
For more information about the association, call the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at 800-272-3900, or visit www.alz.org/indiana. For more information or to reserve your spot at the seminars, call the Portage Township YMCA at 762-9622.

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