(ROCKWALL, TX—May 10, 2016) When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and family have many questions: What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services.
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s more than 5 million Americans to as many as 16 million by 2050.
Join the Alzheimer’s Association on Friday, May 13, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for Mindshare-Tackling Dementia: Building a Strong Defense. This event will take place at First United Methodist Church located at 1200 E. Yellow Jacket Lane, Rockwall, Texas.
Mindshare-Tackling Dementia: Building a Strong Defense is an education event that provides answers to the questions that arise in the early, middle, and late stages of the disease. Hear from experts and learn about:
- The basics of Alzheimer’s disease
- Causes and risk factors
- Stages of the disease
- Hope for the future
- Caregiver Stress
- Ways the Alzheimer’s Association can help
About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. It is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. The Association’s 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. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.
Submitted by Ruth Sears.
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