January 25, 2022

Alzheimer’s Association offers free winter education series

The Alzheimer’s Association Iowa Chapter is offering a free virtual education series to kick-off the new year. The programs are available to help those living with Alzheimer’s and their families understand what to expect so they can be prepared to meet the changes ahead and live well for as long as possible. The topics covered will range from what changes to expect from your loved one in the different stages of the disease to legal and financial issues to consider to new advancements in Alzheimer’s research.

Each virtual education program will be held over Zoom and allows the audience to ask questions and engage with others going through an Alzheimer’s journey. The schedule of programs includes:

• Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Early Stage from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Jan. 12.

• Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle Stage from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Feb. 9.

• Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Late Stage from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Feb. 16.

• New Advances in Alzheimer’s Treatments from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19.

• Legal and Financial from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Jan. 26.

To learn more and register for any of these programs, visit the Alzheimer’s Association Programs Event Calendar or contact Megan Pedersen at 563-293-8058 or mepedersen@alz.org.

Today, there are more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 66,000 in Iowa. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends are serving as caregivers, including 73,000 in Iowa.

The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.