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Alzheimer’s Association Announces Upcoming Education Programs

SYRACUSE – Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world leader in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Increase concern and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and enhancing care and support for those affected are two pillars of our organization.

The Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter is pleased to offer the following free public education programs to educate and inform the community.

Registration for all programs is required by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at  315-596-4016 x125 (Oswego).

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss of behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. This program will discuss the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, what to do if you see the signs in yourself or someone you love, getting a diagnosis and medication options.

Reservations required.

March 19, 1 p.m. Oswego Public Library 120 E Second St., Oswego

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program discusses the difference between normal aging and dementia, explores how the brain works, defines dementia and goes through the different stages of the disease, explains the importance of clinical trials and gives an overview of the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Reservations are required.

March 26, 1 p.m. Oswego Public Library 120 E. Second St., Oswego

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, planning for the future is important. This two-part series will give an overview of pertinent legal documents such as wills, powers of attorney, and health care proxies, as well as an overview of financial issues and options like Medicare, Medicaid or veterans benefits.

It is strongly recommended that you attend both sessions and reservations are required.

April 2 and 9, 4 p.m. Oswego Public Library 120 E. Second St., Oswego

The Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter is leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s 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.

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease.

The Central New York chapter covers 14 counties, including: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Onondaga, Oneida, Oswego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins.

Headquartered in Syracuse, the chapter also maintains offices in Endicott and Utica.

For more information about the chapter, visit www.alz.org/cny or call 800-272-3900.