THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CAPITAL OF TEXAS CHAPTER ANNOUNCES FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR CENTRAL TEXAS RESIDENTS
1st Tuesday of the month – Georgetown Public Library 402 W. 8th St. Georgetown. 6 – 7:15 p.m.
2nd Tuesday of the month
-Alzheimer’s Association Office 3429 Executive Center Dr., Ste 100 Austin 6 – 7:15 p.m.
3rd Tuesday of the month
– The Bridgemoor at Killeen 2710 Cunningham Rd. Killeen. 6 – 7:15 p.m.
4th Tuesday of the month – City of San Marcos Old Community Fish Hatchery, 204 CM Allen Parkway San Marcos Noon – 1:15 p.m.
The class titled An Introduction to Alzheimer’s Disease: ALZ 101 is designed for anyone who suspects memory loss and/or is interested in learning about the ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, what Alzheimer’s disease is, how it progresses, the importance of diagnosis, current treatment options, and available community resources.
At the end of the presentation, there will be time for questions and answers. The program is facilitated by Alzheimer’s Association staff and educational materials will be available. There is no charge to attend, however to reserve a space or for additional information please call the Alzheimer’s Association at (512) 241-0420 ext. 16 or e-mail TXPrograms@TXAlz.org.
Today, approximately 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 280,000 Texans. Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Concurrently, every 70 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease and by mid-century someone will develop Alzheimer’s disease every 33 seconds. With numbers climbing at such drastic rates, ALZ 101 is an excellent way to become enlightened about Alzheimer’s disease
Check out the Central Texas Alzheimer’s Association website for more information!