HOISINGTON — Current data suggests that less than 35 percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia have a diagnosis of the condition in their medical record. Clara Barton Hospital and Country Place Senior Living will present information about this disease later this month.
“The Alzheimer’s Association Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters” presentation will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26 at the Clara Barton Hospital Turnbull Safe Room. It will provide attendees with information about the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease, the benefits of early detection, as well as tips to follow up on any concerns that attendees may have about themselves or someone they care about.
The seminar is open to anyone experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes to learn the facts. “In 2011, the first wave of baby boomers began turning 65 – the age that your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease begins to increase significantly,” said Jan Evans, outreach coordinator at the Central & Western Kansas Chapter Alzheimer’s Association. “Knowing the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and getting diagnosed early is vital to receiving the best help and care possible. People who attend the “Know the 10 Signs” presentation will have addressed the fears and myths associated with dementia.
The following key topics will be addressed:
• The 10 warning signs.
• Basic overview of Alzheimer’s disease.
• Risk factors.
• What is involved in getting a diagnosis.
• Benefits of early detection including accessing available treatment, planning for the future and participating in clinical trials.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The vision for the association is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org.