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Posted on: June 2, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Understanding Alzheimer's Disease

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease

June 2, 2018 (Helena, MT)—Understanding Alzheimer’s isn’t easy, especially if you are trying to cope with a recent diagnosis in the family or if you are the primary caregiver for a family member with Alzheimer’s. Join us on Tuesday, June 12 from 12:15-1:15 PM in the Small Meeting Room at the Lewis & Clark Library for an informative discussion on “Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease.”

In the United States alone, more than 5 million individuals are living with Alzheimer's and 16 million are serving as their unpaid caregivers. 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.

Bring your lunch and learn about the basics of Alzheimer's disease. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more. This informative program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association and the Lewis & Clark Library.

The Alzheimer's Association® offers an education program covering the basics of Alzheimer's and dementia to provide a general overview for people who are facing a diagnosis as well as those who wish to be informed.

The free one-hour Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia program:

●          Explores the relationship between Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

●          Examines what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer's.

●          Details the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease.

●          Identifies FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms.

●          Looks ahead to what's on the horizon for Alzheimer's research.

●          Offers helpful Alzheimer's Association resources.

For more information visit the Library website at or


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