Alzheimer’s Association prepares for Awareness Day at the State Capitol

The Alzheimer’s Association will present two Advocacy Meet and Greet sessions in preparation for Alzheimer’s Awareness Day on Feb. 3, 2017. The first scheduled program will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Area Agency on Aging (1Jackson Hill Drive, Rome).

Another program is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Alzheimer’s Association Community Outreach Center (922 East Morris Street, Dalton)

The purpose of each program is to discuss pending legislative issues dealing with dementia and related elder care.

In addition, those who wish to attend Awareness Day at the capitol will learn more about the event at these trainings. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900. Those who wish to participate in Awareness Day may also register online at www.alz.org/georgia.

North Georgia residents will join more than 300 statewide advocates for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias on Friday, Feb. 3, for Alzheimer’s Awareness Day at the state capitol in Atlanta. The North Georgia Regional Office is providing transportation from the Dalton office and will pick up advocates in Calhoun and Cartersville as well. Awareness Day participants will receive a VOICE t-shirt to wear and lunch will be provided. There is no charge, but registration is required.

Anyone seeking information about Alzheimer’s disease should contact the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 toll-free Helpline at 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/georgia. The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.