Ten thousand Americans turn sixty-five every day and one in eight will show signs of early onset dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Outreach Coordinator for the eleven county region, with the St. Louis chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Debbie Kern says by the time we reach the age of eighty-five – fifty-percent of us will have some form of dementia. She tells KZIM KSIM a FREE program at 1pm tomorrow will shed light on the ten easiest “behaviors” to detect if we are at risk of getting the disease…If you have a loved one, parent, coworker or sibling, encourage them to have a conversation. If someone is showing the signs of dementia it is time to get them to the doctor to see what is going on. Kern says the hour and a half program is at the Americare building on Route W, at the Capetown assisted Living Center. Register now by calling 800-272-3900. Women are at higher risk of developing alzheimers as they tend to live longer. There is no cure and no treatment. It is also the sixth leading cause of death in this country.
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