Alzheimer’s Disease Program: What You Need to Know

By: Alzheimer's Association Last Updated: October 23, 2009

The Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring an educational program, called Alzheimer’s Disease: What you need to know, on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at the Lowell Public Library, 1505 E. Commercial Ave. in Lowell.

Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need to know is designed for anyone who suspects memory loss or is interested in learning about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The program will cover:

  • the basics of memory loss
  • getting a diagnosis
  • the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease
  • the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia compared to normal aging
  • information about local resources

At the end of the presentation, there will be time for questions and answers.

This program is free and open to the Public. Reservations are encouraged. To reserve space or for additional information, please call the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at 800.272.3900.

Today, approximately 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 120,000 Hoosiers. Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease, making Alzheimer’s disease the 7th leading cause of death. The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia amount to more than $148 billion annually.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world leader in Alzheimer’s research and support. Having awarded more than $150 million to nearly 1,300 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 about Alzheimer's disease, call 800.272.3900 or visit www.alz.org/indiana.