Nazareth Hospital Invites Community to Free Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Lecture
Northeast Philadelphia, PA: If someone you know is experiencing behavior or memory changes, it could be Alzheimer’s. Learn more by attending a free lecture, “Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics," presented by the Alzheimer’s Association in collaboration with Nazareth Hospital. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 20 (registration is at 4:30 p.m., the presentation begins at 5:30 p.m.) at Nazareth Hospital’s Second Floor Cafeteria, 2601 Holme Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19152. Pre-registration is required. Please call 1.866.NAZARETH (1.866.629.2738) to reserve your seat. Dinner will be served.
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases. The greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer's are 65 and older. Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the country and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. But early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease gives people a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical trials and plan for the future.