Alzheimerís, dementia program slated

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Pierce City Senior Center opens opportunity to public

Those who have watched a loved one's personality disappear due to Alzheimer's or dementia know the challenges of dealing with memory loss, behavioral changes and lapses in the thinking processes.

For those just learning that someone they love is dealing with these debilitating brain diseases, the Alzheimer's Association will host an educational program from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. The program is free and open to the public.

Alzheimer's is a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. It's impact on the patient and the caregiver can sometimes be overwhelming. This program will teach the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, Alzheimer's disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatment options to manage symptoms, and provide information about available resources.

The program is free, but senior center officials would like those planning to attend to call 417-476-2367.

The senior center is located at 104 N. Locust in Pierce City.