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Walk, other events put spotlight on Alzheimer’s

If you or someone you know suffers from Alzheimer’s, or if you’d like to learn more about the disease, several upcoming events may be of interest:

  • Hospice of Virginia is sponsoring a presentation of HBO’s The Alzheimer’s Project Sept. 26 at the Salem Church Library from 6:15-8:15 p.m.  Representatives of the Fredericksburg branch of the Alzheimer’s Association and Hospice of Virginia will be on hand to answer questions. The evening is designed to offer ideas on how to effectively connect with people suffering from dementia. Click here to learn more.
  • The 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Sept. 29 at the University of Mary Washington at 10 a.m. The walk is intended to generate support for Alzheimer’s research and patient care. Click here to sign up or get more details.
  • A free class, “Know the 10 Warning Signs: When to Take  Action,” will be held at the Ladysmith Library in Ruther Glen on Oct. 2 from 1:30-3 p.m. Discussion topics will include Alzheimer’s myths vs reality, risk factors and warning signs. Click here to learn more and to see a calendar of other upcoming classes sponsored by the Fredericksburg Alzheimer’s Association branch.