Up & Coming Weekly

February 02, 2021

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 16 UCW FEBRUARY 3-9, 2021 HEALTH e Alzheimer's Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter and the Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter are hosting a three-part virtual edu- cation series in February. In the early stage of Alzheim- er's disease, families face new questions as they adjust. is virtual three-part series, "Navi- gating a Dementia Diagnosis" provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Attendees will hear from experts, those directly affected, and learn what can be done to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis Part one — "Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis: What does this diagnosis mean?" — will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 10 from noon - 1:15 p.m. is program will cover understanding the disease and diagnostic process, symptoms of early stage and approaches to managing, and the relationship(s) among doctors, patients, and care partners. Dr. Mark Pippinger, a Behavioral Neurologist with Nov- ant Health, will be presenting. Part two — "Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis: e Power of Planning" — will take place Wednesday, Feb. 17 from noon - 1:15 p.m. is program will cover care planning, care teams, care management, a legal and finan- cial overview, and an exploration of family and friends, relation- ships, and self-care. is session will include a panel of experts including: Corinne Auman (fam- ily caregiving and aging expert), Alyssa Botte (psychotherapist in memory counseling), and Marjo- rie Brown (elder law attorney). Part three — "Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis: Live Well" — will take place Wednesday, Feb. 24 from noon - 1:15 p.m. is program will include Alzheimer's Association Early-Stage Advi- sors sharing their experiences of living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. e three-part series is open to individuals with a recent diagno- sis and/ or in the early stages of Alzheimer's and related demen- tia diseases, their families and care-partners. General public interested in learning more about planning, resources, and services that are available may also attend. Interested parties may register for all three, or just those sessions that fit best their schedule and in- terests. Attendees can attend via video/webinar or through a toll- free number. ere is no charge to participate, but registration is required. To sign up, visit tinyurl. com/NavigatingALZFeb2021 or call 1-800-272-3900. "e diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is life-changing and leads to many questions so this pro- gram is invaluable for recently diagnosed individuals and their care partners," said Lisa Roberts, Executive Director of the East- ern North Carolina Chapter. "We want them to know that they are not alone and that we are here for them from the beginning of a diagnosis and throughout their journey with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia." Additional Facts and Figures: (http://www.alz.org/facts/) •Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. •More than five million Americans are living with the disease,including 180,000 North Carolina residents — a number estimated to grow to as many as 210,000 by year 2025. •More than 16 million family and friends, including 479,000 inNorth Carolina, provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer's or other dementias in the United States. •In 2019, friends and fam- ily of those with Alzheimer's in NorthCarolina provided an esti- mated 545 million hours of un- paid care, a contribution valued at $7.15 billion. Alzheimer's Association to host dementia workshop series a STAFF REPORT FREE HEALTH CARE • for uninsured Adults call 910.485.0555

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