Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Alzheimer’s, a degenerative brain disease, is the most common form of dementia. However, dementia is not a specific disease, but rather a term that describes a group of symptoms related to memory and cognitive function.
According to statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Join Lawrence Presbyterian Manor for Just Ask: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, a free virtual event, at 2 p.m. April 7 to learn about the impact of Alzheimer's, the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available for some symptoms, and Alzheimer's Association resources.
Register online for Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, at https://action.alz.org/PersonifyEbusiness/Events/alz/MeetingDetails.aspx?productId=73705203 or to register by phone contact Haley Young, Outreach and Dementia Care Specialist at 1-800-272-3900, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you click the registration link, you will be redirected to the Alzheimer’s Association website to complete the registration process. If this is your first time to RSVP for an Alzheimer’s Association event, the registration link on the Alzheimer’s site will prompt you to register with their site. Once you’ve completed this one-time site registration, you will be able to reserve your spot for this event, and future events, by logging in. Once your registration is processed, you will receive a unique link to the event with instructions for joining the webinar.
The series is part of Lawrence Presbyterian Manor’s Just Ask lifelong learning program, featuring topics and speakers of interest to seniors and their adult children. Future topics include dementia conversations and healthy living for your brain and body. Check out a list of future events, by visiting www.lawrencepresbyterianmanor.org/events-activities.
If you have questions about memory care services or attending virtual webinar using your phone or device, please call Jenni Jones at 785-841-4262 and she will do her best to assist.