‘Basics Of Alzheimer’s Disease’ In Taos Nov. 20

Alzheimer’s News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Families facing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free educational program in Taos, offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is an educational program designed as a general overview for those families who may be facing Alzheimer’s disease, or anyone else interested in learning more about the subject. 
 
This free, one-hour program explores the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, examines what happens in a brain affected by the disease, details the various stages and identifies risk factors. It will also discuss the current state of research into the disease and offer resources for those affected by it.
 
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Taos Pueblo Senior Citizens, 195 Rio Lucero Road in Taos.
 
For more information, contact Beth Hamilton, Regional Manager at 800.272.3900 or at behamilton@alz.org. For directions call 505.473.1297.
 
Class size is limited and they do fill up quickly. Call now to register. Participants of “Skills for Dementia Caregiving” may be reimbursed for the cost of having others tend to their loved one while they attend the classes.
 
Alzheimer’s disease is a threat that is getting worse. Today, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65. By 2050, the total number is expected to rise to 14 million. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the USA*.
 
Currently, there is no prevention, proven treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s.
 
Alzheimer’s takes a devastating toll – not just on those with the disease, but on entire families. In our own state, 41,000 New Mexicans are living with Alzheimer’s and there are 108,000 unpaid dementia caregivers, many of whom are family members.
 
The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest and most impactful nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s and dementia science in the world. Currently, the Association is investing more than $165 million in more than 450 projects in 25 countries.
 
If you need help, call us. Our 24/7 Helpline is available any time, day or night for support or information at 1.800.272.3900.
 
The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter offers many free services and resources to caregivers and families facing the disease: support groups, care consultations, respite, educational presentations, safety programs, information and referral and more. 
 
We have five branch offices in the state: Albuquerque (Main Office), Santa Fe (Northeastern New Mexico), Farmington (Northwestern New Mexico), Roswell (Southeastern New Mexico) and Las Cruces (Southwestern New Mexico). All offices may be contacted by calling 1.800.272.3900.
 
*Source for all statistics: The 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report at www.alz.org/facts.
 
About the Alzheimer’s Association®
 
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. Visit www.alz.org or call 1.800.272.3900.

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