The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease at the Portage Public Library

By: Alzheimer's Association Last Updated: November 15, 2010

The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana will present “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease” in honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. The program will be held at the Portage Public Library on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 from 3:00-4:00 PM. The Portage Library is located at 2665 Irving Street in Portage. AlzheimersAssociation

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease” will provide basic information about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. Using the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease, this program compares the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease to normal aging. We will also cover an overview of how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, causes and risk factors and information on obtaining a diagnosis. The program will end with a question and answer session.

The program is free and open to the Public. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at 800-272-3900. For additional information about Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, 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 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.