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Colonial Courtyard to host mini series on Alzheimer’s throughout October

Colonial Courtyard in Tyrone will host a family caregiver mini series on Alzheimer’s during the month of October.
The presentations will be held every Tuesday this month, beginning October 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The program will be presented by The Alzheimer’s Association.
Next week, the program will focus on a medical overview, “Alzheimer’s Disease and Dimentia”.
On Tuesday, October 16 the topic will be the stages of Alzheimer’s and planning for the future.
The program will center around effective communication and challenging behaviors on Tuesday, October 23.
The final night will be Tuesday, October 30 and the discussion topic will be “Caring for the Caregiver”.
Tyrone Colonial Courtyard is located along old Rt. 220 in Grazierville. Anyone with questions regarding this program can contact the assisted living residence at 686-5970.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and fatal brain disease.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “More than 5 million Americans now have Alzheimer’s disease.
“It destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time and it is fatal.”
Today, Alzheimer’s is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States.
The Alzheimer’s Association website states it is “the most common form of dementia, a general term for the loss of memory and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.
“Currently there is no current cure, but there are treatments for symptoms.”
For more information, contact the Alzheimer’s Association, South Central Regional Office, Harrisburg at 1-800-272-3900 or visit the website at www.alz.org.