COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter is offering an in-person education program in Delaware 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 and will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Orange Branch Library, located at 7171 Gooding Blvd. in Delaware.
Preregistration is required. To register for this program, call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.
“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,” said Pam Myers, Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter program director. “This program is a great introduction for those just starting to learn about this disease, as well as those who have been familiar with Alzheimer’s for some time but still need to know more.”
During this program, attendees will learn the ways in which Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Attend 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 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 aged 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.