Seattle’s GenPRIDE Center is presenting a free educational workshop for LGBTQ elders and caregivers on Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia on Thursday February 6, 11:00am-12:30pm, at 12th Ave Arts (1620 12th Ave just north of E Pine St) on Seattle’s Capitol Hill in the upstairs conference room.
Alzheimer’s is not normal aging, nor is it just being forgetful. It’s a disease of the brain that causes progressive problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Many elders do not have to face Alzheimer’s or other memory issues as they age. But for those who do, it can be a disruptive and difficult disease, causing major impacts and life changes.
An estimated 135,000 people have Alzheimer’s disease in Washington state and Idaho and there is no known cure or preventative treatment. LGBTQ people are often impacted, whether they suffer from Alzheimer’s themselves or are a loved one or caregiver for someone who is affected.
Recent research has provided new ways to slow down the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and shed new light on how to improve the quality of life for both people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Your loved one does not have to be “lost” to this disease or isolated from their community.
Come to this free, informative talk to learn more about:
” The impact of Alzheimer’s
” The difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia
” Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors
” Current research & treatments to address some symptoms
” Local resources to assist people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers
Courtesy of Generations Aging With Pride (GenPRIDE)