Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

February 22, 2013

Alzheimer’s community education


Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Iowa Chapter, is offering a comprehensive free educational program for the south central Iowa region on Thursday, Feb 28, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Ottumwa Public Library, 102 Fourth St.  All individuals in the area are invited to attend.  

The event will begin with the 10 Warning Signs Alzheimer’s disease from 9:30-10:30 a.m., followed by a more in-depth look at how to care for people with Alzheimer’s and related diseases, particularly those in middle stages, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and will conclude with a Q&A open forum, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This comprehensive program is suitable to anyone caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or related diseases, or for anyone interested in a foundational understanding of these illnesses. Those interested may attend any or all of the 3 sessions. Classes will be taught by Alzheimer’s Association professional, Jerry Schroeder.

Registration is requested by Wednesday, Feb. 27 by calling 1.800.272.3900.

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

To contact the Greater Iowa Chapter directly call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or visit www.alz.org/greateriowa.