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Alzheimer’s community education offered in Dubuque

The Alzheimer's Association is offering free community education for persons newly diagnosed, family and professional caregivers, or anyone with an interest in caring for people with dementia, at Mercy Medical Center, 250 Mercy Drive, Dubuque, 1st Floor Cafeteria 1A-B on Friday, Nov. 11.

?Two classes will be presented, back-to-back. The first class, "The Basics", 1:00-2:30 pm, is a primary introduction to Alzheimer's and related diseases. It explores how dementia differs from normal aging and how memory diseases are diagnosed and treated. The second class, 3:00-4:30 pm?, "Holiday Tips", will provide suggestions and techniques for caring for people with dementia during the holidays.

Those interested are encouraged to attend both classes, but may attend one or the other. Advanced registration is required for each class separately, by calling 1-800-272-3900. Or, to register online visit, browse to Caregiver Center, Community Resource Finder, Alzheimer's Association Programs and Events.

For more information contact Jerry Schroeder at 563-324-1022, ext. 8212, or at

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