Case managers talk about Alzheimer’s

Learning how to deal with an initial diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is the subject for two public presentations this month by Pierce County Community Connections Aging and Disability Resources.
The final installments of a six-part series titled “Oh My Gosh – Now What?” will be led by Jessica Girard and Kris Sawyers-Dowling, who are county case managers, and are scheduled for July 10 and July 24 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Pierce County Annex, 2401 S. 35th St. in Tacoma. The sessions are free.
“The prevalence of Alzheimer’s and other dementias is growing rapidly,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Aging and Disability Resources. “There are over 150,000 Washingtonians with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, a number expected to triple by 2050. Nationally, over 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s. Until a cure is found, our goal is to help families with care, information and resources.”
Additional information is available from Aging and Disability Resources at 253-798-4600.