Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Health

September 20, 2013

Alzheimer’s Association presentation offers valuable information

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The Alzheimer’s Association has a wealth of resources available and most of it is free of charge. They operate a Memory Loss Hotline 24 hours a day and are always available to answer questions. The hotline number is 800-272-3900. There is also a local Alzheimer’s support group run by Nancy Middendorf, which meets on the second Monday of every month.

The Alzheimer’s Association also offers memory loss medic alert bracelets. Six out of ten Alzheimer’s patients will wander if left alone, which poses significant safety risks. The bracelets let people know the person suffers from memory loss and provides contact information for caregivers. Though a recent grant, the Alzheimer’s Association is offering these bracelets free of charge, though they normal cost $55. To receive a memory loss medic alert bracelet, contact the Memory Loss Hotline during the day and speak to a representative of the Indianapolis Alzheimer’s Association for more information. Bracelets for caregivers are also available, but are not free of charge.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the chief fundraiser of the Alzheimer’s Association and provides the funds for all the services in the area. The Alzheimer’s Association is also the largest monetary contributor for Alzheimer’s research. They advocate taking action to move toward a future without Alzheimer’s. To learn more about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit www.alz.org.

Currently, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. One in three seniors will die from some sort of dementia and more than five million Americans are currently living with the disease.

While early diagnosis may not be able to stop the disease, it can make a huge difference in the quality of life for the person suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. If any of the warning sign have been noted, please, make a doctor’s appointment and voice your concerns as soon as possible.

Contact: Amanda Browning 812-663-3111 x7004

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