Alzheimer’s Association to host workshop

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter is offering The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, & Alzheimer’s Disease, a free community workshop for caregivers and others interested in information regarding Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The one-hour workshop will be held in Charleston on Tuesday, March 1, at 2 p.m. at The Alzheimer’s Association, located at 1601 2nd Avenue.

The workshop is an introduction to the fundamentals of Alzheimer’s disease and is designed to help families and caregivers gain a better understanding of warning signs, diagnosis, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, and much more. The workshop is open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend.

“There are currently over 36,000 people living with Alzheimer’s in West Virginia,” said Carolyn Canini, Family Services Director for the Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter. “Unfortunately, there is no way to treat, prevent, or cure Alzheimer’s disease but we are here to provide support for the difficult journey they may face until a cure is found.”

For more information regarding The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, & Alzheimer’s Disease, Alzheimer’s disease, or to connect to information and support through the free 24/7 Helpline, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 800.272.3900. A complete listing of all community workshops can be found at

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