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March workshop to focus on Alzheimer's signs

Thursday, February 25, 2010

TERRE HAUTE -- The Alzheimer's Association will host an upcoming session on early warning signs of the disease.

"Know the 10 Signs," a free workshop on detecting signs of Alzheimer's disease, will take place from 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, March 9, at the Wabash Senior Citizen's Center, 300 S. 5th St., Terre Haute.

The session, which is free to the public, requires registration by contacting the Association at 1-800-272-3900.

The session is a new program designed by the Alzheimer's Association and has information designed to help people understand warning signs.

The program also has interactive video clips of people living with Alzheimer's.

"Dealing with Alzheimer's disease can be very scary and confusing. Through this informational session, we hope to share with the local community the many programs and services that the Alzheimer's Association has available to help," Associate Director of Community Relations for the association, Kristi Ritchie said.

Today, approximately 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, including 120,000 Hoosiers. Every 70 seconds, someone develops the disease, making it the sixth leading cause of death.

The Alzheimer's Association is the world leader in disease research and support. For more information about Alzheimer's disease, call 1-800-272-3900, or log on to www.alz.org/indiana.

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