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Free Memory Loss Program Set for Oct. 9 in Lebanon

Lebanon — The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a free workshop about coping with early memory loss on Oct. 9 from 1-3 p.m. at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center, 46 Centerra Parkway.

The workshop is for those recently diagnosed with memory loss, their families and friends.

It’s designed to help participants better understand diagnoses of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, frontal-temporal dementia and related disorders.

The discussion will cover resources and medical and non-medical treatments for those with memory loss.

To register, call 800-272-3900 or go to www.alz.org/MANH.

More than 5 million people Americans have Alzheimer’s, a number that is expected to triple as baby boomers age, Nicole McGurin, director of clinical services at the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, said in a recent news release.

“We do not have a cure, but we do know there are actions people can take to improve the quality of life with Alzheimer’s.”

The association provides services for those with Alzheimer’s, their families and professional caregivers, including support groups, a 24/7 helpline, care consultations, advocacy and education programs.

For more information go to www.alz.org/MANH or call 800-272-3900. — Staff report