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Free services available for families, caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease

There is a growing trend when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, 5.7 million Americans are living with the disease, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65.

In New Mexico, 39,000 people are suffering from Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter Presents: “Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day” at the New Mexico State Legislature Wednesday, January 30 at the Roundhouse.

Don’t miss this important day of advocacy, a time for addressing public policy issues that affect families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. The association will be at the event from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to eliminate the 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.

The association does provide free information to those affected by Alzheimer’s in the form of classes, care consultation, support groups and information, and referrals.

They also provide a 24/7 helpline at 1-800-272-3900.

View additional information about the  New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

 

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