News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 29, 2013

Learn about Alzheimer’s disease at free workshop


The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — “Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease: The Basics,” a free workshop on Alzheimer’s disease, will be from 11 a.m. to noon June 5 at the Vigo County Public Library.

The program is designed to provide basic information about memory loss issues. Typical aging versus problematic memory changes will be covered as well as descriptions of the various causes of dementia. An overview of how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, causes and risk factors, and information on obtaining a diagnosis, also will be covered.

More than five million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 120,000 Hoosiers. Alzheimer’s is the nation’s sixth leading cause of death. The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias amount to more than $200 billion annually.

Having awarded more than $300 million to more than 2,100 scientists, the Alzheimer’s Association is the largest private funder of Alzheimer research. The Association’s vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org/indiana.

Admission is free, but registration is requested by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.