Alzheimer’s Association presenting educational programs in Lamesa

MIDLAND The Alzheimer’s Association West Texas Chapter is presenting a series of free educational programs on Alzheimer’s and dementia in Lamesa.

Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, and these free educational programs are designed to empower community members with the right information and resources so they can take the first step toward living well with a diagnosis.

Recently released county-level prevalence data reports that Dawson County, where Lamesa is located, has a 13.3% prevalence of Alzheimer’s in individuals 65 and older. This is significantly higher than the state average of 11.9%, emphasizing the importance of education programs on Alzheimer’s and dementia to Lamesa residents, a news release said.

As part of a training program through the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, the following programs are presented at the Medical Arts Hospital in Lamesa, Texas throughout the month of March:

10 Warning Signs

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Recognize common warning signs of Alzheimer’s and learn what symptoms to look for in yourself and others.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

  • Monday, March 18, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Learn about the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages, risk factors and more.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Join us to learn about the latest research providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

For event questions, contact Amber Kendrick at 432-756-3316.

For any other questions, contact Maria Llamas at [email protected] or 915.257.0246.