ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WORKSHOP TEACHES IMPORTANCE OF EARLY DETECTION

Written by Theresa Rose on February 11, 2015

As 10 Million Baby Boomers Develop Alzheimer’s,
Early Detection of the Disease Becomes Critical to Future Planning

(Burlington, Iowa) December 2015– Current data suggests that because of the increasing number of people age 65 and older in the United States, the annual number of new cases of Alzheimer’s and other dementias is projected to double by the year 2050. The Alzheimer’s Association Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters workshops provide attendees with information about the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease, the benefits of early detection, as well as tips for attendees who may be concerned about themselves or a loved one.

“Here in Iowa, we have the third highest Alzheimer’s death rate in America,” said Carol Sipfle, Executive Director at the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Iowa Chapter. “Those that attend these workshops learn that if they receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another dementia, there are things families can do together to plan for the future and work towards receiving the best help and care possible.”

Upcoming Know the 10 Signs Educational Classes

Burlington January 22, 2015 Burlington Public Library 5:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant February 19, 2015 Mt. Pleasant Civic Center 5:30 p.m.
Ft. Madison February 24, 2015 Ft. Madison Public Library 5:30 p.m.
Ottumwa February 26, 2015 Indian Hills Community College 5:30 p.m.
Burlington March 25, 2015 Burlington Public Library 10:00 a.m.
Keokuk March 31, 2015 Keokuk Public Library 5:30 p.m.
For questions about these classes visit alz.org/greateriowa or call 1.800.272.3900.

The Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. 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. For more information, visit www.alz.org/greateriowa or call 800.272.3900.