Lake Regional Health System will host Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms. The Alzheimer’s Association will present this health talk, aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.
Attendees will learn about:
- the impact of Alzheimer’s
- the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia
- Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors
- current research and treatments available to address some symptoms
- Alzheimer’s Association resources
Lake Regional offers a variety of educational programming throughout the year, including health talks on arthritis, diabetes, heart attack and stroke. Several health fairs and screenings also are held annually throughout the lake area. For information on upcoming events, visit lakeregional.com/events.