Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Event Details

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Jenna Pogorels, Senior Program Manager with the Alzheimer’s Association, will talk about the impact of Alzheimer's; the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer's Association resources.  1 in 10 adults 65+ have dementia; the rate rises to 1 in 3 for those age 85+.  

Dementia Friendly Duluth is a local collaborative working to make our community more aware, informed, sensitive and supportive of people experiencing and caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia.  The Duluth Public Library is partnering with Dementia Friendly Duluth to increase knowledge of dementia and available resources across the community. 

Refreshments will be served. Light lunch provided for those that pre-register. 

Event Type(s): Performance/Presentation
Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors

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