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What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s

What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s

According to the Alzheimer’s Association there are 5.4 million people in the United States living with Alzheimer’s disease and one in eight older Americans has the disease. And, over 15 million Americans provide unpaid care valued at $210 billion to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. It is expected that unless something is done, this cost will soar to $1.1 trillion by 2050.

While the numbers are discouraging, researchers continue to make progress on finding its causes and ways to diagnose and treat the disease.

A lecture titled " Managing the Aging Mind" will focus not only on these treatments and the advances in Alzheimer’s research, but also on caregivers, those family members and friends who are so affected by this disease.

Come to this informative lecture to learn:

  • What is Alzheimer’s disease?
  • What kind of screenings or tests can be done to diagnose Alzheimer’s?
  • How is it treated and how does it progress?
  • What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease? how do they differ from simple aging or normal memory loss?
  • What medications are most effective in slowing the disease’s progress?
  • What does the latest research show about diagnosis and treatment for Alzheimer’s?
  • How does a loved one or family member manage someone with Alzheimer’s
    disease? What kinds of resources are available for families and caregivers?
  • How do you know it is time to adapt your home?
  • What are the options for caring for Alzheimer’s patients? And what are the benefits and drawbacks for each option?
  • What is the difference between skilled nursing facilities, board and care, and assisted living facilities?
  • What should caregivers look for when hiring help?

Wednesday, November 14, 7 - 9 pm. No reservation is required.