Alzheimer’s Association to Offer Free Three-Part Series on Living with Alzheimer’s

AlzheimersAssociationThe Greater Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting a free three-part on “Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer’s” on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, as well as October 19 and 26, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Additionally, there will be a separate three-part series at the same time and location for early-stage caregivers. The program will be held at the Alzheimer’s Association office in Valparaiso, located at 15 N. Franklin.

This program is designed to answer questions after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. It will cover information for people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia who are in the early stage of the disease. The early-stage program describes the symptoms of the disease, explains the legal, financial and resource planning that needs to be done and explains the various components of a care team and how to successfully work with each component during the early-stage of the disease. There is no fee for either session, but they do require registration by contacting the Greater Indiana Chapter’s 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Today, approximately 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 120,000 Hoosiers. Every 69 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease, making Alzheimer’s disease the 6th leading cause of death. The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia amount to more than $183 billion annually.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world leader in Alzheimer’s research and support. Having awarded more than $265 million to nearly 1,800 research projects, the Alzheimer's Association is the largest private funder of Alzheimer research. The Association’s vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, please visit