This Friday at the Boot Hill Casino and Resort Longhorn Room, the Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western Kansas will present The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease workshop starting at 6:30 p.m.

"Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging," said Denise Vann, outreach coordinator for Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western Kansas Chapter in a press release. "It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia.

"The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease is a workshop, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, is for anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias."

The workshop will include information on symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia as well as how Alzheimer’s affects the brain causes and risk factors; how to find out if it’s Alzheimer’s disease; the benefits of early detection; how to address a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease; stages of the disease; treatment; hope for the future and ways the Alzheimer’s Association can help.

The workshop is free to attend.

"The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease workshop is perfect for community presentations, corporate employee wellness meetings, support group programming and more," said Vann.

For more information or to RSVP to attend the workshop, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900 or Vann at dvann@alz.org, or Sarah McNay at smcnay@alz.org or www.communityresourcefinder.org.

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