The Kansan - Newton, KS
  •  Alzheimer's seminar offered

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  • Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia. As a part of Newton Presbyterian Manor's "Just Ask" educational series, the manor will host "The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s," a seminar by the Alzheimer’s Association at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Nelson Chapel.The presentation includes:· Symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia· How Alzheimer’s affects the brain· Causes and risk factors· How to find out if it’s Alzheimer’s disease· The benefits of early detection· How to address a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease· Stages of the disease· Treatment· Hope for the future· Ways the Alzheimer’s Association can helpLinsey Norton, family care coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western Kansas, will present the seminar. Linsey is a licensed bachelor social worker, with 14 years of experience in the field of aging. She has worked for the Alzheimer’s Association for one year. The public is welcome.
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