07/25/2019- Studies show that one in every three people over the age of 85 is living with Alzheimer’s. That’s why organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association and the Marinette County Aging and Disability Resource Center are working to create awareness and change the way the public perceives and responds to the disease. Kate Kahles is the Program Manager with the Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter and says courses being offered around the county throughout the month of August will address Alzheimer’s Disease from the patient, caregiver, and community standpoint.
Kahles says although there has been some progress, many still find the topic of Alzheimer’s a difficult one to approach with family and friends, but in an aging community like Marinette County, it’s more than likely you know someone impacted by the disease.
There will be an Alzheimer’s Workshop in Niagara August 14th, in Marinette August 21st, and in Crivitz August 22nd. More information about each of these courses and how to register is available by calling the ADRC at 715-732-3850.