“KNOW THE 10 SIGNS: EARLY DETECTION MATTERS” WORKSHOP

Written by Theresa Rose on January 7, 2015

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION PRESENTS FREE
“KNOW THE 10 SIGNS: EARLY DETECTION MATTERS” WORKSHOP

The Alzheimer’s Association Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters workshop provides attendees with an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if they or someone they 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. The workshop will cover the following topics:

• The 10 warning signs
• Basic overview of Alzheimer’s disease
• Risk factors
• What is involved in getting a diagnosis
• Benefits of early detection including accessing available treatment, planning for the future and participating in clinical trials

Following the video segment there will be a guided discussion led by Alzheimer’s Association Senior Program & Event Coordinator, Michelle Kelman. All who are interested are welcome to attend this complimentary workshop. RSVP is required by January 21st.

WHEN & WHERE:

January 22nd, 2015 from 5:30 – 7 pm
Burlington Public Library Meeting Room
RSVP by January 21 to 1.800.272.3900 or via email to mkelman@alz.org

WHY:
o More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and that figure is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050.
o In 2011, the first wave of baby boomers began turning 65 — which is not only the age of Medicare eligibility, it is also the age of greatest risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.
o Early diagnosis gives individuals the power to make choices about their own health and future with Alzheimer’s in the picture.

CONTACT: Michelle Kelman
319.208.0271
mkelman@alz.org