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2018 Dementia Awareness Education Series begins April 26

Posted by Bill Crabtree 04/03/2018

From April through December, the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts will host several seminars designed to raise awareness about Alzeheimer’s disease and related dementias. Each event in the 2018 Dementia Awareness Education Series will offer local residents the opportunity to learn about dozens of dementia-related programs, services, products and resources – all in one location.

This year’s series gets underway Thursday, April 26, at 9:30 a.m. with “Living with Alzheimer’s - For Younger Onset.” The workshop will take place in the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre Arts Annex, 407 S. Brooks St.

When someone under 65 is diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s, the first reaction is often shock or denial. This workshop will help provide answers to the questions that arise for people concerned about younger-onset Alzheimer’s.

Attendees will hear from those directly affected and learn what they need to know, how to plan and what they can do to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.

The workshop is free, but registration is required. Please note: seating is limited to the first 50 people who pre-register.

Future workshops are scheduled in July, August, September and December as part of the 2018 Dementia Awareness Education Series. These workshops will take place inside the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre Grand Hall. To view the entire schedule and pre-register, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/dementia-awareness-education-series.aspx.

The Renaissance Centre is presenting the series in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association of Eastern North Carolina and Wake Forest SING as part of an ongoing effort to establish Wake Forest as a dementia-friendly community.

For more information, contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Debra Horton at 919-435-9566 or dhorton@wakeforestnc.gov.