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posted: 5/10/2013 2:47 PM

Learn early warning signs of Alzheimer's

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Submitted by Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter's education program "Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters" will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin.

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This program focuses on the 10 warning signs of serious memory loss. It includes a basic overview of Alzheimer's disease and covers risk factors, diagnosis and the benefits of early detection. Through the use of video footage, attendees will meet people living with memory loss as they address the fears and myths associated with dementia and hear from the family members who are on the journey with them.

Program specialist Lauren Levin will present and take questions following the program.

The end of Alzheimer's disease starts here. To register for this program offered at no cost, call (847) 933-2413 or register online at www.alz.org/illinois.

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's research, care and support. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter serves 68 counties in Illinois. Since 1980, the chapter has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes.

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