The conversation and education on Alzheimer's will continue in Duncan over the next year.

People of all ages and experiences are encouraged to come join the conversation with the hope to make a difference in the lives of our area residents young and old.

“We know there is a need for support and services for Alzheimer’s in Stephens County,” said Paula Huckabaa, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association. “We know this education series will provide answers to questions our community has.”

The first event, which occurred May 14, focused on the 10 warning signs. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others. 

A second event took place Tuesday, June 11 to discuss understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia and the detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and other topics related to the disease.

Other events include::

• July 9, 2019

Effective Communication Strategies

Understand the communication changes that take place throughout the course of the disease and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage.

• August 13, 2019

Dementia Conversations

Get tips for having honest and caring conversations about: deciding when to stop driving; going to the doctor; and making legal and financial plans.

• Sept. 10, 2019

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Learn how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and employ different strategies to alleviate challenging situations.

• October 8, 2019

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Discover lifestyle habits that can help maintain or potentially improve health and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline.

The fight to end Alzheimer’s is growing more urgent every day. There are 65,000 people in Oklahoma alone struggling with the disease, that number is projected to reach 76,000 by 2025. It is important now more than ever have open conversation about the disease.

 Registration is appreciated. Reserve your spot by calling Micah Harper at (580) 353-1190. 

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