Alzheimer’s Association to hold “Wandering and Dementia”

By: Alzheimer's Association Last Updated: March 1, 2010

Over 60 percent of people with dementia will wander.  Find out how you can help. alzherimers-association The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana will host “Wandering and Dementia” on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, from 2:30–3:30 PM at the Portage Public Library, located at 2665 Irving Street in Portage, IN.

“Wandering and Dementia” will include information on triggers that provoke wandering and ways to decrease the incidence of wandering.  This program will also cover the Medic Alert/Safe Return program, Comfort Zone and the Silver Alert, a new law that assists in the safe return of missing/endangered adults.

This program is free and open to the Public.  Reservations are encouraged as refreshments will be served. For additional information on this or the many other programs offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, contact the Helpline at 800.272.3900 or visit www.alz.org/indiana.

Today, approximately 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 120,000 Hoosiers.  The Alzheimer’s Association is the world leader in Alzheimer’s research and support. Having awarded more than $150 million to nearly 1,300 research projects, the Alzheimer's Association is the largest private funder of Alzheimer research. The Association’s vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease. For more information about Alzheimer's disease, call 800.272.3900.