Alzheimer’s Association offers ‘Early Detection Matters’ Oct. 6

Staff Report

The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter’s educational program “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters” will be offered at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 6, at Heartland Community Church, 1280 S. Alpine Road, Room A147, Rockford.

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If individuals believe they or someone they know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection allows for a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Attendees will learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, hear from people who have the disease, and find out how to recognize the signs. Presenters will also separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America.

Sue Sklar will present and take questions following the program.

To register for this free program, call (815) 484-1300 or register online at

From the Oct. 1-7, 2014, issue

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