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Alzheimer’s community education planned

Jul 17, 2017

BURLINGTON – The Alzheimer’s Association is offering two free educational classes for the general public, caregivers, or for anyone with an interest Aug. 2 at Burlington Public Library.

The first class, 1-2:30 p.m., covers the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia, how these diseases compare with normal aging, how they are diagnosed and treated and what to do if you see the warning signs.

The second class, 2:30-4 p.m., covers the essential steps of caring for someone who is diagnosed with a progressive disease like Alzheimer’s.

Class facilitator Jerry Schroeder says, “We offer these classes routinely throughout our chapter territory to give those with concerns, particularly those newly diagnosed and their families, the information and support they need to begin the arduous journey of living with a disease which, as yet, has no medical cure. Education and being connected to a community of caring people are key to the happiness and well-being of those diagnosed.”

Advanced registration is required at 800-272-3900 or www.alz.org, browse to Caregiver Center, Community Resource Finder, Alzheimer’s Association Programs and Events. Contact Schroeder at 563-293-8056 or jschroeder@alz.org.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. The Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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