What You Should Know: Health Forum on Alzheimer’s Disease

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On Sunday, March 25, at 1 p.m., the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island is offering an educational program—What You Should Know About Alzheimer’s Disease.

Our aging population means that more individuals and families are coping with Alzheimer’s, an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. According to the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, but recent estimates indicate that the disorder may rank third, just behind heart disease and cancer, as a cause of death for older people.

Social worker Lindsay Knudsen and outreach coordinator Christine Rice, both of the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, will present vital information on symptoms to look for, caregiving and services available to help.

The Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island is located at 38 Old Country Road, in Garden City (at the western end of Old Country Road, next to the water tower). Reservations are not necessary. Although admission is free, a $5 donation is requested to support the work of the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation.

For more information, visit ehsli.org.

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