By 2050, the number of people aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s dementia is projected to reach 12.7 million. As the size of the U.S. population age 65 and older continues to increase, the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s or other dementias will grow.
Knowing how to identify the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s can make a great difference in terms of providing appropriate care and support for someone with Alzheimer’s.
This session is geared to:
1. Identify normal aging vs. a potential problem
2. Open lines of communication between family and physicians
3. Discuss resources available to people
Presenter: Dr. Ann Steffens, Ph.D. – Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Missouri
The Alzheimer’s Association was founded by Jerome H. Stone with the help of several family members in Chicago, Illinois, and incorporated on April 10, 1980, as the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. is a non-profit American volunteer health organization that focuses on care, support and research for Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s disease research.