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Program aims to help those in early stages of Alzheimer's remain active

By From staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A new resource to help people remain mentally and socially active following their diagnosis of being in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease is now offered in West Virginia.

The Living with Alzheimer's Program is for newly diagnosed patients, their caregivers and family members. The program is being held at three locations across the state: Charleston, Morgantown and Parkersburg.

The Charleston program will take place at 1601 2nd Ave. in Charleston on the following dates:

Nov. 4 - Living with Alzheimer's: Understanding the Basics

Nov. 11 - Living with Alzheimer's: Resource Building

Nov. 19 - Living with Alzheimer's: Dealing with the Changes

All workshops begin at 4 p.m.

For more information, call JT Hunter, Family Services Coordinator, at 1-800-272-3900.

An RSVP for the program is required by calling the same number, and a brief consultation will be conducted prior to entrance in the program. At the conclusion of the three-day workshops, participants will have the opportunity to become involved in Early Stage Engagement Groups in their local communities, which will feature a variety of group-selected social activities. For more information about Alzheimer's disease, to learn about an early-stage program in your area, or to register for the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, visit alz.org/wv or call 800-272-3900.


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