The Alzheimer’s Association West Texas Chapter and The Springs Memory Care will present   the New Year, New You! Healthy Living Conference and a Community Forum on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Cactus Hotel, 36 E. Twohig Avenue #208.  The Conference runs from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and the Community Forum from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Morning conference attendees will learn easy tips on healthy eating, simple meditation and yoga techniques, and be able to talk with health education resources on how to lead a healthier life and reduce risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

The afternoon Community Forum will feature a discussion of the dementia needs, concerns, and resources within Tom Green County.  The Forum encourages participation from family caregivers as well as city leadership, law enforcement, faith leaders, and healthcare providers to conduct an open discussion with residents and families impacted by the disease.

 “The Alzheimer’s Community Forum is a way to connect with others who have been impacted by Alzheimer's and other dementias and truly understand what the impact to the community is and how we can put steps in place to better serve San Angelo and Tom Green County,” says Dave Hernandez, Program Director for the West Texas Alzheimer’s chapter.  “As we continue to provide care, support, education and research to the residents within and around Tom Green County, it’s important for us to meet individuals within the community and listen to their experiences related to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.”

In addition to Hernandez, Gregory Sciuto, Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Association West Texas chapter will be in attendance.

 

Both events are free, but the Forum has limited seating.  Attendees can preregister by calling the Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 or by going online at westtexas@alz.org.

There are an estimated 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease; nearly 390,000 Iive in Texas. Texas ranks 4th nationally in the number of Alzheimer’s cases and 2nd in Alzheimer’s deaths. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the nation and to date cannot be prevented, cured or slowed.

 

 

About the Alzheimer’s Association

 

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our 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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit alz.org or call 800-272-3900.

 

As one of 75 chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association, the West Texas Chapter provides information, education and support to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, their families and caregivers.  www.alz.org/westtexas