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Alzheimer’s Assosciation Offers Education Programs and Dementia Support

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 6, 2017The 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 Lauren Lay, Assoc. Director of Community Engagement. “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 “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research” Thursday, Nov. 9, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Community Health Pavilion Washington Community Room, located at 7910 E. Washington St., in Indianapolis. In this program, attendees will learn about the latest research providing insights on how to make lifestyle choices that may help them keep their brain and body healthy as they age, and use hands-on tools to help incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

This program will also be held in other Indianapolis-area locations throughout November:

·         Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. at Community Hospital South Education Center, located at 1402 E. County Line Road, in Indianapolis.

·         Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. at Community Health Pavilion Speedway, Community Room, located at 1011 N Main St., in Speedway.

·         Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. at Community Heart & Vascular Hospital, Conference Room, located at 8075 N. Shadeland Ave., in Indianapolis.

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 in the United States. The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias amount to more than $236 billion annually.

About the Alzheimer’s Association:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s 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®. Visit www.alz.org/indiana or call 800.272.3900.

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