Press release from the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter will be holding a legal and financial workshop in collaboration with Lakeview Center For Active Aging.
“Legal and Financial Issues” will take place on Monday, Oct. 7 from 11-11:45 a.m. at Lakeview Center For Active Aging, located at 401 Laurel Circle Drive in Black Mountain. This is a program where those impacted by a dementia diagnosis will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access nearby legal and financial resources. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/Oct7BlackMtn or call 800-272-3900.
The workshop is free and open to the general public, as well as individuals with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and related dementia diseases, their families and care partners. Professionals interested in learning more about planning, resources, and services that are available may also attend.
“The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever,” said Katherine L. Lambert, CEO of the Western Carolina Chapter. “This is one of the many program we offer to let those impacted by Alzheimer’s know that we are here for them from the beginning of a diagnosis and throughout their journey with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.”
Additional Facts and Figures:
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
An estimated 5.8 million Americans are living with the disease, including 170,000 North Carolina residents, are living with Alzheimer’s, a number estimated to grow to as many as 14 million by year 2050.
More than 16 million family and friends, including 473,000 in North Carolina, provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias in the United States.
In 2018, friends and family of those with Alzheimer’s in North Carolina provided an estimated 538 million hours of unpaid care, a contribution valued at $6.8 billion.
About the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.
About the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter:
The Western Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in 49 central and western North Carolina counties. We provide a variety of services including a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. We offer opportunities to get involved and to make a difference. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease or the Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter, visit www.alz.org/northcarolina or call (800) 272-3900. For the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.