ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION HOSTING TWO SPECIAL EVENTS FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY IN WOOD COUNTY
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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION HOSTING TWO SPECIAL EVENTS

FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY IN WOOD COUNTY

  

 

[Wood County, TX]

 

During the first week of February, the Alzheimer’s Association will host two special events in Wood County. The first event will be an Alzheimer’s Community Forum Luncheon from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm on February 5, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church in Mineola located at 612 N. Newsom Street.  Local resident and newspaper publisher Brad Blakemore will serve as moderator for this event. 

“The Alzheimer’s Community Forum is an opportunity for community members to share their observations, insights, and concerns related to the dementia care needs of Wood County,” says Blakemore.  “Alzheimer’s disease forces people to make hard decisions, and the sooner they have the information to do so the better.”

Alzheimer’s Association staff members will be on hand to share additional resources with participants. Lunch will be served, so registration is required.

The second event is an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Education program at the First United Methodist Church in Winnsboro from 9:00 am – 11:30am on Saturday, February 8, 2020.  This program will feature two educational topics – “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” and “Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors.” There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions as well as receive Alzheimer’s Association resources. A continental breakfast will be served, and registration is requested.

“As we continue to provide care, support, education and research to the residents in Wood County and East Texas, it is important for us to meet individuals within the community and listen to their experiences related to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, says Debra Adams, Director of Programs and Services for the Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Both events are complimentary, but registration is required. People can sign up to participate by calling our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or by going online at alz.org/dallasnetexas.

 

About the Alzheimer’s Association

 

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's 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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit alz.org or call 800-272-3900.

 

As one of 75 chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter provides information, education and support to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, their families and caregivers.  www.alz.org/dallasnetexas

 

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