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Alzheimer’s Association offers program at William Emslie YMCA on understanding Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Oct 29, 2023 | Events

The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will offer a free education program on recognizing and understanding Alzheimer’s disease and dementia at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the William Emslie YMCA at 585 William St. in Buffalo.

“The program will help participants learn about the differences between Alzheimer’s and normal aging, and what to do if you suspect dementia in yourself or a loved one,” says Andrea Koch, director of education and training for the WNY Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

“With new treatments available for early-stage Alzheimer’s, it is more important than ever to be evaluated by a health care professional if Alzheimer’s is suspected, especially for those in the African-American community where Alzheimer’s is more prevalent but, unfortunately, under-diagnosed,” Koch says.

The program will also cover the difference between Alzheimer’s and other dementias, risk factors, stages of the disease and Alzheimer’s Association resources for care and support. Individuals can register by calling 800-272-3900.

To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org.

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