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 help
Linsey 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.