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Veterans Dementia Caregiver Support Group

09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
To better serve the 403,000 military veterans living in Colorado, including 167,000 over the age of 65, the Alzheimer’s Association, Western Region One Source and the VA Hospital are collaborating on special programs geared to veterans living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, as well as their caregivers.

Starting Tuesday, July 2, a Veterans Dementia Caregiver Support Group will meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Western Region One Source office, 482 28 Road, Grand Junction. The group will meet monthly on the first Tuesday.

For those without a dementia diagnosis but who may have questions or concerns about memory loss and other cognitive issues, the Alzheimer’s Association will present a free educational program on Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The program will explore how Alzheimer’s can affect memory, thinking and behavior, as well as disease stages, risk factors and current research and treatments.

The program will be followed by a panel of experts who will focus on resources and support available to assist qualified veterans and their spouses. The program will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at Western Region One Source. Lunch will be provided.

“The West Slope is home to a great many veterans and their families,” said Debra Bianchi, the Grand Junction-based Western Slope regional director for the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “We are excited to partner with Western Region One Source to better serve the veteran community and their loved ones who provide care for them.”

Upcoming West Slope Alzheimer’s educational programs will be held in Eckert, Montrose, Glenwood Springs, Delta and Fruita. All Alzheimer’s Association classes are offered at no charge, but registration is required. Call the Alzheimer’s Association’s free Helpline at 800-272-3900 to register. Classes also can be taken at no charge online at training.alz.org.

More than 73,000 Coloradans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and another 250,000 loved ones serve as their unpaid caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association provides services at no charge to Colorado families through a network of eight offices: Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Greeley and Pueblo. For information on Alzheimer’s Association programs and services, go to www.alz.org/co


482 28 Rd
Grand Junction

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