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On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Alzheimer’s Association will present the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia at a free event at Shorter University, 315 Shorter Ave.

Hosted by Shorter’s Social Science Department, the event will be held at the university’s Price Learning Center from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

The seminar will provide a general overview for people who are facing a diagnosis as well as those who wish to be informed followed by effective communication strategies.

The event is open to the public and will cover some of the following topics:

♦ The relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

♦ What happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s.

♦ The risk factors for and three general stages of the disease.

♦ FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms.

♦ The communication changes that take place throughout the course of the disease.

♦ Decoding the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia.

♦ The strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Additional resources will be available from the Alzheimer’s Association and several local organizations. Visit www.shorter.edu/alz to learn more or sign up.

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