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Free program in Niagara Falls on warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and dementia


Thu, Mar 14th 2024 07:20 pm

The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will hold an educational program in Niagara Falls on the common warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and the importance of early detection.

The free program, “Know the 10 Warning Signs,” will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Niagara Falls Public Library’s LaSalle Branch, located at 8728 Buffalo Ave.

“Early diagnosis gives people with Alzheimer’s disease the opportunity to make key decisions about treatment, care and planning, and the power to make choices about their own health and future,” said Andrea Koch, director of education at the WNY Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “With the recent FDA approval of the drug Leqembi to help people in the early stage of Alzheimer’s, timely diagnosis is more important than ever.”

Facilitators will discuss how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process; and free local resources available through the Alzheimer's Association.

Participants are asked to register online bit.ly/NFLB10WSApril2024 or by calling 800-272-3900.

Help is available 24/7 for people living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias at 800-272-3900 or by visiting alz.org.

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