Thursday, May 3, 2012

Alzheimer’s Association to Present Educational Program

The Alzheimer’s Association - Central Illinois Chapter will present “Alzheimer’s 101,” a program that provides a general overview of dementia, on Wednesday, May 16th, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at Washington District Library, Five Points, 380 N. Wilmor Road, Washington.

The program will be presented by Aubrie McShane, Education Specialist for the chapter. McShane will explore the common causes of memory loss, including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, the stages and symptoms of Alzheimer’s, the importance of a good medical examination, and current research and treatments.

“Alzheimer’s 101” is funded, in part, by the Central Illinois Agency on Aging.

The program is open to the public. Materials fee is $5 for individuals and $10 for families. Individuals should call 309.681.1100 or 800.272.3900 to register. 

The Alzheimer's Association provides services to area families including information and referral, care consultations, education, support groups and safety services. The Association’s 24/7 Helpline provides reliable support and information to individuals affected by the disease. Confidential care consultation is provided by master’s level clinicians who can help with decision-making support, crisis assistance and education on issues families face every day.

For additional information about programs or agency services, visit the Chapter website at www.alz.org/illinoiscentral or call 800.272.3900.