ALZHEIMER¹S ASSOCIATION TO OFFER FREE THREE-PART SERIES

FORT WAYNE, Ind., – The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter will host a free three-part series, “Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle-Stage,” on Wednesdays with part one on Nov. 6, part two on Nov. 13 and part three on Nov. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. The programs will be held at the Alzheimer’s Association Fort Wayne office, located at 6324 Constitution. There is no fee to attend the sessions, but registration is requested by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.

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.

The “Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle-Stage” program will discuss the symptoms and care needs associated with the middle stage of Alzheimer’s. Attendees will learn about the relationship changes that occur in the middle stage. Ways to maximize safety, prepare for emergencies and access respite care will be discussed as well as effective ways to provide personal care and manage challenging behaviors. Attendees will also have a chance to hear from those directly affected by the disease.

Today, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 120,000 Hoosiers. Alzheimer’s disease is the nation’s sixth leading cause of death. The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias amount to more than $200 billion annually.

About the Alzheimer’s Association:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. 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 alz.org/indiana <http://alz.org/indiana> or call 800.272.3900.

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