Alzheimer’s Association to Host Session on Disease Basics

By: Alzheimer's Association Last Updated: April 23, 2013

AlzheimersAssociation“Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease: The Basics,” a free workshop on Alzheimer’s disease, will be held on Thursday, May 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Valparaiso Public Library, located at 103 Jefferson Street. There is no fee to attend the session, but registration is requested by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

This program is designed to provide the basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean. Typical aging versus problematic memory changes will be covered as well as descriptions of the various causes of dementia. An overview of how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, causes and risk factors, and information on obtaining a diagnosis will also be discussed.

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.