Bay Home Care, a division of Bay Aging, is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to offer several community education programs that are free and open to the public.
The first is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Urbanna, focusing on “Healthy Habits for the Brain and Body.” It will be held in Port Town Village. The second is a caregiver luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at Daffodil Gardens in Gloucester. A third, called “Brain Boot Camp,” is scheduled for April 23 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Bay Transit facility in Warsaw.
“Approximately 5.7 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia,” said Ginger Ragan, gerontologist with Bay Aging. “By 2050, that number will increase to 14 million.” She said one in three seniors die from and about 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or some other dementia.
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