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Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers educational series to be held

December 10, 2011
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WEBSTER CITY - Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers is a series of educational programs that provide answers to the questions that arise in the early, middle and late stages of the disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan for, and what you can do at each point along the way.

Topics covered will include developing a care team, legal and financial planning, coping strategies, care and treatment options, communicating and connecting and maximizing independence

Upcoming Training:

An upcoming Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers - Middle Stage, is being held from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Van Diest Medical Center in Webster City.

Caregivers and family members of those affected by Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia are encouraged to attend as well as those in the community who are interested. Those attending may purchase lunch from the Hospital Cafe or bring in their own lunch. For more information or to register for Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers - Middle Stage, contact Jodi Ricklefs at the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Iowa Chapter, 576-4884 or toll free at (800) 272-3900.

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The 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, Greater Iowa Chapter serves 63 counties in both Iowa and Illinois with offices in West Des Moines, Creston, Burlington, Dubuque, Fort Dodge and the Quad Cities.

The chapter directly serves more than 30,000 individuals annually through its core services of information and referral, care consultation, educational programs, support groups and opportunities to enroll in the MedicAlert + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return or Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch. To contact the Greater Iowa Chapter, call the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at (800) 272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/greateriowa.

 
 

 

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