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.