Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter announces education series at Madison County Office for the Aging

— The Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter will present a series of education programs this fall at the offices of Madison County Office for the Aging, Inc., 138 Dominic Bruno Blvd., Canastota. Participation is free of charge, but advance registration is required at 472-4201 x125.

Alzheimer’s disease is in a group of degenerative fatal brain diseases called dementia. There is no cure or treatment for these diseases, but there is one important tool to use in the fight against Alzheimer’s: education.

9 to 10 a.m., Sept. 11, 18 and 25: Living With Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle-Stage

When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and family have many questions. This three-part series is designed to provide caregivers with the knowledge, tools and strategies needed to cope with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or related dementia. It is strongly recommended to attend all three sessions.

9 to 11 p.m., Nov. 12: Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, planning for the future is important. Experts will give an overview of pertinent legal documents such as wills, powers of attorney and health care proxies, as well as an overview of financial issues and options like Medicare, Medicaid or veterans benefits.

Alzheimer’s Association programs are developed by experts in the field and reviewed by their peers for quality. Alzheimer’s Association presenters have undergone extensive training in the field of dementia care and the resources available to families in Central New York.

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