Workshops to find and use resources on Alzheimer's to be held in Ascension Parish

Workshops to find and use resources on Alzheimer's to be held in Ascension Parish
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POSTED: Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 12:04pm

Sharing the Journey: Resources 101 is designed to educate Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers on how to navigate the library and internet for resources, improve quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients and gain tools to cope.

Sharing the Journey will have workshops on April 8, 15, 22, and 29, in Ascension Parish. These workshops will take place at the St. Elizabeth Hospital, in the Sr. Linda Conference Room from 6:00-7:30 p.m. 

The program is free, but registration is required. For more information or to register call 225-334-7494.

Currently over 15,000 people in the Greater Baton Rouge areas have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a related disorder, and there are no effective treatments or a cure for this disease. There are approximately 73,000 people in the state of Louisiana with Alzheimer’s – and the number is projected to increase to over 10.6 million by 2025. 1 in 8 people between the ages of 65-85 develop Alzheimer’s disease and those numbers increase to 1 in 2 people after the age of 85. Recent statistics report that every 68 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area serves individuals residing in the following parishes: Ascension, Assumption, East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, and St. Helena. Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area is a local, non-profit organization.

The mission of Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area is to make a significant difference in the lives of those coping with Alzheimer’s disease in our community. 

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