The program is open to the public and will walk
through understanding the two conditions often related to aging. The
program will be held at the Senior Center from 1 p.m. to
approximately 2:30 p.m.
In the United States
alone, more than 5 million individuals are living with Alzheimer’s
and 16 million are serving as their unpaid caregivers. The disease
is a global crisis that impacts numerous families right here in our
community. However, no one has to face this disease alone or without
The Alzheimer’s Association® has created an education program
covering the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia to provide a general
overview for people who are facing a diagnosis as well as those who
wish to be informed.
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The free one-hour Understanding Alzheimer’s and
Explores the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and
Examines what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s.
Details the risk factors for and three general stages of the
Identifies FDA-approved treatments available to treat some
Looks ahead to what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research.
Offers helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.
The program will be held at the Oasis Senior
Center, 2810 Woodlawn Road, Lincoln. Call 217-726-5184 or visit
alz.org/crf to learn more or sign up.
[Michelle K. Ramlow | Manager,
Education & Outreach | Alzheimer's Association, Illinois Chapter]