Regional
1:47 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Free Education For Alzheimer's Families Offered In Deming

Families facing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias will have access to free presentations offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter. On Wednesday, September 18th, there will be a presentation on “Living With Alzheimer’s for Caregivers” at The Deming Senior Center, 800 Granite St. Deming NM, 88030.  A follow-up class will be offered on September 26th at the same time and place. These classes will be presented free by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter. Further information may be obtained by calling the Association at 1-800-272-3900, visiting www.alz.org/newmexico or emailing msiderisdorame@alz.org. Alzheimer’s disease progressively diminishes memory and cognitive performance, and is presently incurable. People with Alzheimer's typically live four to eight years after diagnosis, and their family caregivers suffer high levels of duress. Over 60 percent of Alzheimer's caregivers rate their stress from care giving as high or very high, and a third suffer from depression.  An estimated 31,000 New Mexicans with Alzheimer’s disease receive unpaid care from more than 105,000 family members and friends.