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 Rolla Presbyterian Manor for Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, a free virtual event, at 3 p.m. February 17 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://tinyurl.com/PMFEB17. You will receive a unique link to the event with instructions for joining the webinar.
The event is first in a series of webinars exploring Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and some of the most important topics of concern to caregivers and those who are experiencing the disease.
From February to November, we’ll explore a different topic each month through virtual presentations led by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Missouri.
The series is part of Rolla Presbyterian Manor’s Just Ask lifelong learning program, featuring topics and speakers of interest to seniors and their adult children. Future topics include 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, effective communication strategies, understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors and more. Check out a list of future events, by visiting https://www.Rollapresbyterianmanor.org/events-activities.
If you have questions about memory care services or attending virtual webinar using your phone or device, please call Joelle Freeland at 573-364-7336 and she will do her best to assist.