This program provides attendees with an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer's and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the disease. Attendees will view video footage of people who are living with the early stages of dementia and their families addressing fears and myths associated with Alzheimer's disease.
- July 9: 10 a.m.- Noon. Alzheimer's Asociation, 1630 W Elfindale, Springfield
- July 10: 10 a.m.- Noon. Taneyhills Community Library, 4th & Pacific, Branson
- July 17: 1-3 p.m. Freeman Foundation, 931 E 32nd Street, Joplin
- July 24: 1-3 p.m. Polk County Library, 1690 W Broadway, Bolivar
The basics: memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's disease
This program is designed to help you understand the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional. Other topics covered include the common causes of memory loss, risk factors, and the importance of an accurate diagnosis. Videos of physicians, individuals with Alzheimer's and caregivers are incorporated into the program.