According to the Alzheimer's Association,the death rate from Alzheimer’s disease in Tennessee has risen 138% since the year 2000; the 5th highest Alzheimer’s death rate in the nation.
“Despite the prevalence of this devastating disease, there are often far more questions about it than answers, especially for those caring for loved ones who are affected,” stated Amy French, manager of programs for the local Alzheimer’s Association. “The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help. That’s why we offer programs to specifically meet the needs of caregivers in the community.”
The Alzheimer’s Association, along with Morning Pointe of Hixson, will present “Coffee With Kodsi”, an informal question-and-answer event featuring Dr. Matthew Kodsi, a local neurologist and leader in the field of dementia care. The event is on Monday, July 21 from 10-11:30 a.m., at Morning Pointe of Hixson, 5501 Old Hixson Pike. It is free and open to the public. Please call 847-1370 to RSVP.
For more information about Alzheimer’s disease and the services provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, contact the local office at 800/272-3900.