Alzheimer's Association Hosts Event at AGH
The Alzheimer’s Association® is hosting an event in Allegan on March 24 from 2:30-4:00 pm. The event, called “The Basics: memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease,” will cover information on detection, cause and risk factor, stages of the disease, treatment and more. The event will take place at Allegan General Hospital, in the Michigan Room.
Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal and progressive brain disease with no known cure, treatment or prevention. It is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, affecting more than 5 million people in the country, and over 180,000 in the state of Michigan, or 12% of Michigan seniors. There are more than half a million people in Michigan caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, providing 578 million hours of unpaid care valued at over $7 billion.
Advance registration is required for this program. Please call 800.272.3900 to register. The Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter serves 23 counties throughout the state. The Chapter provides support groups and educational programs, does advocacy work, and raises funds for research on Alzheimer’s. For information, see alz.org/mglc.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s 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. For more information, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or visit alz.org.