Dold, Bush to speak at Alzheimer's educational event in Zion
The Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association (AA) will hold an educational program featuring U.S. Rep. Bob Dold (R-Dist. 10) and Illinois State Sen. Melinda Bush (D-Dist. 31) 1:30-3 p.m. on Friday at the Zion Park District's Senior Center, 2600 Emmaus Avenue in Zion.
AA is an international nonprofit that supports research and support services for people living with Alzheimer's disease. AA staff will discuss the early warning signs of the disease and differentiate them from the normal signs of aging. Though there is no cure for Alzheimer's, early detection can allow people with the disease to test the effectiveness of drugs that are currently on the market and participate in studies that may help lead to a cure.
The event also will feature testimony from local residents living with Alzheimer's and dispel some common myths about the disease.
Alzheimer's disease is a fatal disease that destroys brain cells, impeding memory and other brain functions as it progresses. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only one of the top 10 leading causes of death that cannot be prevented, slowed or cured.
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