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New one-hour program explains basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia

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[January 21, 2019]  On Thursday, January 31st, the Oasis Senior Center in Lincoln will host a special one-hour program on Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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 information.

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 Dementia program:

  • Explores the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

  • Examines what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s.

  • Details the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease.

  • Identifies FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms.

  • 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 to learn more or sign up.

[Michelle K. Ramlow | Manager, Education & Outreach | Alzheimer's Association, Illinois Chapter]

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