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Alzheimer’s Association’s Free Workship Teaches Difference Between Normal Aging and Dementia

ATHENS, Ohio – The Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter is offering Know the 10 Signs: What’s Normal, What’s Not, a free community workshop in Athens on Friday, April 6, at 11 a.m. at The Athens Village, ACEnet Building B (Conference Room), located at 94 Columbus Road. The workshop will provide attendees with information about the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease, the benefits of early detection, as well as tips to follow up on any concerns attendees may have about themselves or someone they care about.

“Over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and as many as sixteen million will have the disease by 2050,” said Carolyn Canini, Program Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter. “Knowing the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and getting diagnosed early is vital to receiving the best help and care possible.”

People who attend the Know the 10 Signs workshop will discuss the fears and myths associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as well as the following key topics:

· The 10 warning signs
· Basic overview of Alzheimer’s disease
· Risk factors
· What is involved in getting a diagnosis
· Benefits of early detection including accessing available treatment, planning for the future and participating in clinical trials

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