Rhinelander workshop to cover basics of Alzheimer’s, dementia

For the Tomahawk Leader

RHINELANDER – The Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter is offering an educational workshop covering the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia program will be held at the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Oneida County, 100 Keenan St., Rhinelander, on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Alzheimer’s Association said the free workshop will provide a general overview for people who are facing a diagnosis as well as those who wish to be informed.

The program will explore the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, examine what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s, detail the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease, identify FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms, look ahead to what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research and offer helpful Alzheimer’s Association and local community resources.

“In the United States alone, more than six million individuals are living with Alzheimer’s and 16 million are serving as their unpaid caregivers,” the Alzheimer’s Association stated. “The disease is a global crisis that impacts numerous families right here in our community. However, no one has to face this disease alone or without information.”

To learn more about this program or to register, contact Julie St. Pierre at 715-352-4091 or [email protected]. Individuals can also register by reaching out to the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 or by visiting www.bit.ly/UADFEB20.

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