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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 to learn more or sign up.

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