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What Do We Know About Alzheimers And Dementia

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Susan Callison, Program Specialist, Greater Iowa Chapter Alzheimers Association, describes the types and symptoms of dementia and strategies to reduce dementia risks. She explains the Alzheimers Associations research and service to support those affected by Alzheimers and other dementias.

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Alzheimer’s Association Offers Free Winter Education Series

    DES MOINES The Alzheimers Association Iowa Chapter is offering a free virtual education series to kick-off the new year. The programs are available to help those living with Alzheimers and their families understand what to expect so they can be prepared to meet the changes ahead and live well for as long as possible. The topics covered will range from what changes to expect from your loved one in the different stages of the disease to legal and financial issues to consider to new advancements in Alzheimers research.

    Each virtual education program will be held over Zoom and allows the audience to ask questions and engage with others going through an Alzheimers journey. The schedule of programs includes:

    Living with Alzheimers for Caregivers: Early Stage – Jan. 12, 3:30-5 p.m.

    Living with Alzheimers for Caregivers: Middle Stage – Feb. 9, 3:30-5 p.m.

    Living with Alzheimers for Caregivers: Late Stage – Feb. 16, 3:30-5 p.m.

    New Advances in Alzheimer’s Treatments – Jan. 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Legal and Financial – Jan. 26, 3:30-5 p.m.

    To learn more and register for any of these programs, visit the Alzheimers Association Programs Event Calendar or contact Megan Pedersen at 563.293.8058 or .

    Today, there are more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimers disease, including 66,000 in Iowa. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends are serving as caregivers, including 73,000 in Iowa.

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    Who We Are

    The Alzheimers Association is the worlds leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Alzheimer’s Association provides vital services, education and support to people living with Alzheimer’s as well as their family members and caregivers who are also affected by their loved ones diagnosis. The Iowa Chapter serve those affected, by providing these services across Iowa. Offices are located in: Burlington, Fort Dodge, Quad Cities, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Sioux City, Council Bluffs and West Des Moines .

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    The Alzheimers Association is the worlds leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. We provide vital services, education and support to people living with Alzheimer’s as well as their family members and caregivers who are also affected by their loved ones diagnosis. The Iowa Chapter serves those affected, by providing these services in all 99 Iowa counties. Offices are located in: Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Dubuque, Quad Cities, Sioux City, Waterloo and West Des Moines.

    The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline is available for your questions, guidance, resources or for emergencies any time, day or night, by calling us at 800.272.3900.

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