ALBUQUERQUE ― Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free class in Dixon, offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” presentation is 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. The event will be hosted at the Embudo Valley Library, 215 NM-75, Dixon, NM 87527. The class is free and open to all citizens of Dixon and surrounding communities.
“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 who may be interested in learning more about the subject.
This 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 also will discuss the current state of research into the disease and offer resources for those affected by it.
Class size is limited and they do fill up quickly.
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. There are 41,000 New Mexicans 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. The Association is investing more then $165 million in more than 450 projects in 25 countries.
Anyone in need of help should call the 24/7 Helpline 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.