Program on Aging Safely at Home to be Presented

By: Alzheimer's Association Last Updated: February 1, 2011

AlzheimersAssociationThe Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana will present “Aging Safely At Home,” a free educational program on Tuesday, February 8 from 2–3 p.m. at the Campbell Street Café, 4245 Meridian Woods Drive in Valparaiso.

“Aging Safely At Home,” provides information on ways to stay safe in your home. This program will help you to evaluate your environment to avoid injury, illness, scams and more. Although originally designed for those who are caring for a loved one with dementia, this program provides important information that everyone needs to know.

This free this program is open to the public. However, reservations are encouraged as space is limited. To RSVP or for additional information, please call the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at 800.272.3900. Please visit www.alz.org/indiana or call 800.272.3900 for additional resources and information.

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 6th leading cause of death. The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia amount to more than $172 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 www.alz.org/indiana.