Genesee County residents can learn helpful information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias at a free program in Batavia this week. The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will present “Know the 10 Warning Signs” at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Genesee County Office for the Aging at 2 Bank St. in Batavia.
“Early diagnosis gives people with Alzheimer’s disease the opportunity to make key decisions about treatment, care and planning, and the power to make choices about their own health and future,” says Andrea Koch, director of education at the WNY Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “With the recent FDA approval of the drug Leqembi to help people in the early stage of Alzheimer’s, timely diagnosis is more important than ever.”
Facilitators will discuss how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and free local resources available through the Alzheimer's Association.
The program is free. Participants are asked to register online at bit.ly/GenOFASept or by calling 800.272.3900.
Help is available 24/7 for people living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias at 800.272.3900 or by visiting alz.org.