As America’s population grays, age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s become an issue of greater concern. For that reason, the Alzheimer’s Association, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Colorado Livestock Association and Colorado State University System are cohosting an education program to provide families in the Rocky Mountain region information on the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s” is a free, live webinar that will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24. Participants will learn about the 10 common warning signs, what to watch for in yourself and others, typical age-related changes, the benefits of a diagnosis, early detection and more.
In addition to the educational program, Kathay Rennels, special advisor for rural-urban initiatives to the chancellor of Colorado State University System, will share personal insights into how dementia has affected her family and her experience working with rural and agricultural communities.
Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th-leading cause of death in the United States, and the only leading disease without a prevention, treatment or cure. An estimated 6.2 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s.
While there are a number of factors that contribute to an individual’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s, age is the leading risk factor. Residents of rural areas are, on average, 3 years older than the general population.
To register for the Alzheimer’s webinar, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Alzheimer’s Association free 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.
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