The local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is offering free educational programs this month for those interested in learning about the disease.
The first class, “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease,” provides information on detection, causes, risk factors, stages of the disease and treatment. The program will be offered twice this month: 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. April 11 at Glenwood Place Senior Living, 5500 N.E. 82nd Ave. and 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 18 at Kaiser Permanente Orchards Medical Office, 7101 N.E. 137th Ave.
The second program, “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters,” highlights the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, addresses commonly held fears about the disease and separates myth from reality. The class is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 12 at Luepke Senior Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.
Registration is required for the classes. To register, or for more information, call 800-272-3900.