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By Tie Shank 

"Partnering with Your Doctor"

Presented by ND Dementia Care Services and the Alzheimer’s Association MN-ND

 


The ND Dementia Care Services and the Alzheimer’s Association MN-ND have partnered with one another to present a free presentation titled: “Partnering with your Doctor.”

The presentation will take place on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at Mercy Medical Center in the McAuley Education Center, 1301 15th Ave. W, Williston, ND 58801. Quick Facts from the alz.org website: 1) More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. 2) Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. 3) Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States 4) There are approximately 500,000 people dying each year because they have Alzheimer’s. 5) 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. 6) In 2013, 15.5 million caregivers provided an estimated 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care valued at more than $220 billion.

“If you or someone you love is living with dementia, developing a good relationship with your physician and enhancing your communication skills can result in both an increased knowledge of the situation and decreased stress. This class helps care partners make informed decisions about care and services. This program is appropriate for both the care partner and the person with the disease.”

This project is supported by funding granted through the North Dakota Department of Human Services: Aging Service Division. It is free to attend and is open to the public.

 

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