Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion to have open dis­cus­sion of Alzheimer’s dis­ease re­lated to women

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The Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion and the Women’s In­for­ma­tion Net­work have part­nered to of­fer a night of ed­u­ca­tion and dis­cus­sion re­gard­ing the is­sue of Alzheimer’s dis­ease and women. Al­most two-thirds of Amer­i­can se­niors liv­ing with Alzheimer’s are women. Women are at the epi­cen­ter of the Alzheimer’s cri­sis.

The event will be held at the Rome Cine­mas on Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. Re­bekah Davis, Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion Re­gional Pro­gram Direc­tor, will present Know the Ten Signs and will dis­cuss the im­pact of Alzheimer’s on women. Af­ter­ward there will be a show­ing of Still Alice, an award­win­ning film based on the novel Still Alice by Lisa Gen­ova. The film tells the story of a lin­guis­tics pro­fes­sor, por­trayed by Ju­lianne Moore, di­ag­nosed with early-on­set Alzheimer’s dis­ease. Light re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided by River­wood Se­nior Liv­ing.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to RSVP, call 706.506.2000 or email [email protected] com­cast. net. Ad­di­tion­ally, any­one seek­ing in­for­ma­tion about de­men­tia or Alzheimer’s should con­tact the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion’s 24/7 toll-free helpline at 800.272.3900 or visit alz.org/georgia.

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