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Presbyterian Manor to host session exploring Alzheimer’s, dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Alzheimer’s, a degenerative brain disease, is the most common form of dementia. However, dementia is not a specific disease, but rather a term that describes a group of symptoms related to memory and cognitive function.

According to statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Join Emporia Presbyterian Manor for Just Ask: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, a free virtual event, at 2 p.m. April 7 to learn about the impact of Alzheimer's, the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available for some symptoms, and Alzheimer's Association resources.

Registration is open online or by contacting Haley Young, outreach and dementia care specialist with the Alzheimer’s Association, at 800-272-3900 or

The three-part series is part of Emporia Presbyterian Manor’s Just Ask lifelong learning program, featuring topics and speakers of interest to seniors and their adult children. Future topics include Dementia Conversations May 5 and Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body June 2. Check out a list of future events.  

For more information about memory care services at Emporia Presbyterian Manor, contact Crystal Stock at 620-343-2613 or

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