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Alzheimer’s Association offers education programs and dementia support

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Published on June 01, 2016 with No Comments

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter offers free education for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Topics range from the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia and how to identify the 10 warning signs to legal and financial planning and how to communicate throughout the various stages of the disease.

“Education is vital,” said Linda Altmeyer, Director of Programs. “Unfortunately, we do not have a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. But, we can positively impact the journey through education, care and support.”

The Association will host education program, “Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors,” on Wednesday, June 8 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 6635 Hohman in Hammond. Attendees will learn about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs and how to intervene effectively.

“The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease,” will be offered on Tuesday, June 21 from 3 to 4:30 p.m., at Westchester Public Library, located at 200 West Indiana Ave. in Chesterton. This program teaches attendees about detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.

There are no fees to attend programs, but registration is requested by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-.272-3900. For a full listing of our education programs, visit alz.org/Indiana.

The Association is calling on dedicated volunteers statewide to assist in delivering education programs as Alzheimer’s Association Community Educators. Volunteers help the Association better service Indiana communities by spreading awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving tips and connecting people with valuable resources. Please contact IndianaVolunteer@alz.org for more information on how to get involved.

Today, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 110,000 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 $226 billion annually.

About the Alzheimer’s Association:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. It is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. The Association’s 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. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.

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