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July 18, 2017

City Of Chicago And Alzheimer's Association Team Up To Present Free Programs About Knowing The Signs Of Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter is teaming up with the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services to offer free educational programs on Alzheimer's disease.  The program, Know the Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters, will take place at five of the six City of Chicago Regional Senior Centers.  As noted, one is being delivered in Spanish.

The warning signs of Alzheimer's disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If indivisuals believe they or someone they know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts.  Early detection allows for a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.  Attendees will learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs.  Presenters will also separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer's in America.

 

Know The Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters Programs:

  

Tuesday July 18th Souithwest Senior Center 6117 S. Kedzie Ave. 10 A.M.
Thursday July 27th Central West Senior Center 2102 W. Ogden Ave 10 A.M.
Thursday August 3rd Renaissance Court 78 E. Washington 11 A.M.
Wednesday August 9th Northeast Levy Senior Center 2019 W. Lawrence Ave 12:30 P.M.
Friday August 18th Southeast Atlas Senior Center 1767 E. 79th St

10 A.M.

***Please note the July 18th session will be in Spanish

 

Alzheimer's Association programs staff will present and take questions following the program.  The end of Alzheimer's disease start here.  To register for this program offered at not cost, call 837.933.2413 or register online at www.alz.org/illinois.

About the Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter:

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's research, care and support. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.  The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter covers an 87 county area with offices in Chicago, Joliet, Rockford, Springfield, Bloomington, Peoria, Quincy and Carbondale.  Since 1980, the Chapter has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research, and influenced public policy changes.  The Illinois Chapter serves more than half a million Illinois residents affected by Alzheimer's disease, including more than 220,000 Illinois residents living with the disease.  Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's.  For more information visit www.alz.org/illinois or call our free 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.