“Alzheimer’s and Dementia University” coming to Wheeling on June 21


Organizers from the West Virginia chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association visited Wheeling to firm up plans for the organization’s “Alzheimer’s and Dementia University” set for June 21st.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s right now.

The group hopes the one-day conference will help families to cope when their loved one slips away from the illness.

“I believe that families take on 70percent of the cost of care for a lifetime of somebody living with Alzheimer’s Disease,” said Nikki Kinder, Special Events Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s association.  “So, of course they either have to quit their job or go part-time. It truly is a disease that affects the whole family, because a lot of family members are left with the burden of caring for their loved one.”

This session of “Alzheimer’s and Dementia University” offers a price break for family caregivers as well as an education credit for healthcare workers.  

For more information, call 1-800-272-3900.

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