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Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease Town Hall

Nov 9 2012 - 10:00am

DRH Pavilion
2112 Duncan Regional Loop Rd

There is no cost to attend this meeting.

However, registration is strongly encouraged by Wednesday, November 5th by 5pm.  Please call 800-272-3900 to register.

More than 5 million people in the United States are currently living with Alzheimer’s; about half of which are in the early stages of the disease.  In the early stages, individuals with the disease can still retain many abilities and can contribute to the planning of their own care and future. In Oklahoma alone, there are approximately 74,000 people with Alzheimer’s.

The Oklahoma City Regional Center of the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting an Early Stage Town Hall Meeting, Friday, November 9th, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, to allow those individuals living with the disease the opportunity to discuss issues they face and share helpful resources, programs and services. The meeting will take place at Duncan Regional Hospital’s DRH Pavilion Auditorium located at 2112 Duncan Regional Loop Road (just East of DRH Main Entrance).  There is no cost to attend.  However, registration is strongly encouraged by Wednesday, November 7th, by 5pm.  Those interested in attending may call our toll-free, 24 Hour Helpline number at 1-800-272-3900.

The Alzheimer’s Association Town Hall Meetings are a forum for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease to voice their perspectives on the Alzheimer experience.   The goal of this discussion is to give those with Alzheimer’s disease a unique opportunity to share perspectives and connect with others. This is also an opportunity for the Alzheimer’s Association to listen and learn from those who are still able to advocate for themselves. Ultimately, this group will influence future resources, public policy efforts and general awareness about the realities of this disease.