Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

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Program Description


June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month.

Let's take a look at some recent statistics. Did you know?

  • One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia.
  • Alzheimer's disease has increased by 145% in recent years.
  • More than 11,000,000 people are providing unpaid care for people afflicted with Alzheimer's or dementia.
  • Over 6,000,000 people are living with Alzheimer's in the US.
  • Around the world, 55,000,000 people are impacted by these diseases.
  • Approximately 80% of Americans are not familiar with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which can be an early form of Alzheimer's. 

If this information is surprising June is the perfect time to learn more about these diseases to help yourself, friends and family become more aware of the signs, risks, and treatments for Alzheimer's and dementia. 

Join us for a free, one-hour online workshop to acquire basic information on the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia.

You'll learn about:

  • Stages
  • Risk factors
  • Research, and
  • FDA- approved treatments.

 Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. 


About the Presenter, Anne Romney, and The Alzheimer's Association

Anne Romney has been a volunteer presenter for both the Maine and NH/MA chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association for the past 13+ years. With a background in education and group facilitation, she has used her personal experience with dementia in her family and her professional skills to help support others who are dealing with this enormous challenge.

Anne presents workshops and has led Legacy Storytelling programs that bring people in the early stage of dementia together with student scribes who listen and record memories shared. Anne has training in support groups for caregivers and sees each program as an opportunity to educate, support, and provide resources to participants. Anne has an M Ed in Counseling from Lesley University and lives in Portsmouth, NH.

The Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Its 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.