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Following Success of Annual Walk, Alzheimers Association Offering Free ALZ Educational Classes

By Nick Davis, September 19, 2017

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering two free educational classes for the general public in Ottumwa on Thursday afternoon, September 28th.

The first class,1:00 – 2:30 pm, at Hospice Serving Davis & Wapello Counties, 927 Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, will cover the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia, how these diseases compare with normal aging, how they are diagnosed and treated and what to do if you see the warning signs.

The second class, 2:45 – 4:15 m, at Ottumwa Regional Health Center, 1001 Pennsylvania, Ave., Ottumwa, will cover the essential steps of caring for someone who is diagnosed with a progressive disease like Alzheimer’s.

Spokesperson, and class facilitator, Jerry Schroeder says, “We offer these classes routinely throughout our chapter territory to give those with concerns, particularly those newly diagnosed and their families, the information and support they need to begin the arduous journey of living with a disease which, as yet, has no medical cure. Education and being connected to a community of caring people are key to the happiness and well being of those diagnosed.”

Both classes are suited for the general public, family and professional caregivers, or for anyone with an interest

Advanced registration is required by calling 1-800-272-3900. Or, to register online visit www.alz.org, browse to Caregiver Center, Community Resource Finder, Alzheimer’s Association Programs and Events. For more information contact Jerry Schroeder at 563-293-8056, or at jschroeder@alz.org

About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. The Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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