Alzheimer’s and Dementia Series offered at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, together with the Alzheimer’s Association®, will be offering a series of presentations concerning Alzheimer’s and dementia this summer for both the general public and for caregivers of anyone with these conditions.

The first of this three-part series will begin Wednesday, June 5 in the ICN Conference Room of Veterans Memorial Hospital. The first session will be held at 12 Noon for the general public. Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome to bring their own sack lunch with them to enjoy during the session which is entitled “Understanding Alzheimer’s.”

The free one-hour program explores the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; Examines what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s; Details the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease; Identifies FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms; Looks ahead to what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research; Offers helpful Alzheimer’s resources.

That same day, at 1:30 p.m., a similar presentation geared more for actual caregivers and family members of an Alzheimer’s or dementia patient will be offered entitled “Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors.” This program is also one hour in length and is free of charge.

The next two presentations in this three-part series will be offered July 3 and August 7. The public is welcome to attend any or all of them.

For more information, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.

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