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Public invited to attend forum on Alzheimer's disease

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Currently in New Hampshire, there are more than 25,000 individuals living with Alzheimer's. (Coutesy photo/Alzheimer's Care Resource Center)

ROCHESTER - Residents of Rochester can take part in a community forum on Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia April 24 at 5 p.m., at Frisbie Memorial Hospital.

The forum provides an opportunity for residents of all ages to ask questions about the disease, share their personal experiences, learn about available resources and discover volunteer opportunities to support families affected by the disease.

Currently in New Hampshire, there are more than 25,000 individuals living with Alzheimer's and over 68,000 family and friends providing their care," shared Susan Antkowiak, vice president of Programs and Services for the Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter. "The Alzheimer's Association wants to connect and convene our community members with the hopes to help us better serve those who are impacted. Working together with local volunteers, the Alzheimer's Association can ensure families have the resources needed to face the many challenges associated with the disease.

Community forums hosted by the Alzheimer's Association bring together families affected by the disease with dedicated staff and volunteers to open conversation in an effort to bolster resources, programs and services to support families in their communities. For more information or to register call 800.272.3900.

About the Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's 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.

For more info visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.

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