COLUMBUS - The Alzheimer's Association Central Ohio Chapter is offering several in-person education programs throughout the month of November to provide comprehensive information about Alzheimer's disease and to answer common questions about dementia.
The program, Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia, is being offered free to the community:
- 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Carnegie Public Library, 127 S. North St. at Washington Court House
- 1-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Pickaway Senior Center, 2105 Chickasaw Dr. in Circleville
Pre-registration is required. To register for one of these programs, call the Alzheimer's Association's 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.
“This is one of our most popular programs, and we are offering it throughout the region at a variety of times so that you can choose the date and location most convenient to you,” said Pam Myers, Alzheimer's Association Central Ohio Chapter program director. “For families who are just now facing an Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, as well as those who have been living with this disease for years, it can be challenging to know where to turn when you have questions. This program can help.”
During Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia, attendees will learn the ways in which Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. Join to learn about the impact of Alzheimer's disease, the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available for some symptoms, and Alzheimer's Association resources.
“Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's can be lonely and confusing,” Myers said. “The Alzheimer's Association offers a variety of free resources to ensure you and your family don't walk down this path alone. Join us for this program to have your questions answered, and to learn how the Association can help you and your loved ones.”
There were 220,000 Ohioans age 65 and older living with Alzheimer's disease in 2021, and that number is expected to increase to 250,000 by 2025, according to the Alzheimer's Association “2022 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures.”
Those concerned about themselves or a loved one can contact the Alzheimer's Association Central Ohio Chapter office at 614.457.6003 to schedule a care consultation and be connected to local resources that can help.
The Alzheimer's Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia®. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.