Three-part series, “Living with Alzheimer’s”

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Weekly on Thursday at 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM from March 7, 2013 until March 14, 2013

Location: Alzheimer's Association, 6324 Constitution Dr.

Phone: 800-272-3900

Email: laltmeyer@alz.org

Link: http://www.alz.org/indiana

Event Description

April 7, 2011 Updated Feb 8, 2013 at 11:53 AM EST

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION TO OFFER FREE THREE-PART SERIES ON LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND EARLY–STAGE CAREGIVERS

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter will host a free three-part series, “Living with Alzheimer’s,” on Thursday, March 7 and again on Thursday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The program will be held at the Alzheimer's Association located at 6324 Constitution Dr. in Fort Wayne. Additionally, there will be a separate three-part series at the same time and location for early-stage caregivers.

This program is designed to answer questions individuals may have after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The early-stage program covers symptoms; legal, financial and resource planning; and the various components of a care team and how to successfully work with each component during the early stage of the disease. There is no fee for either session, but they do require registration by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Today, more than five million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 120,000 Hoosiers. Alzheimer’s disease 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.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world leader in Alzheimer’s research and support. Having awarded more than $300 million to more than 2,100 scientists, the Alzheimer's Association is the largest private funder of Alzheimer’s research. The Association’s vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, please visit www.alz.org/indiana.




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