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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 7, 2016

Alzheimer’s education focusing on research

Nov 28, 2016

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering free community education for anyone with an interest in caring for people with Alzheimer’s and related diseases.

Classes will be 3-4:30 p.m. Friday at Ottumwa Regional Heath Center in Ottumwa, then again 3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Burlington Public Library in Burlington.

Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Iowa Chapter, senior program specialist Jerry Schroeder will present a historical tour of the research done since Dr. Alzheimer first had the memory robbing disease named after him in the early 20th century and will explore the optimism of effective treatments soon.

According to Schroeder, “There are dozens of research projects going on all over the world and many of the studies are very promising. While it is true that we continue to be stymied in our search for effective treatments, we are very confident that soon we will be able to manage this brain crippling illness. This is a time for great hope and we are eager to share this good news with those impacted.”

Advanced registration is required. Call 800-272-3900 or visit the website at www.alz.org, browse to Caregiver Center, Community Resource Finder, Alzheimer’s Association Programs and Events.

For more information about the education programs, contact Schroeder at 563-324-1022 ext. 8212, or at jschroeder@alz.org.

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