Alzheimer’s Disease presentation is Feb. 24 in Marshall

Approximately 94,000 Minnesotans live with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, and a quarter-million people provide unpaid care to these individuals. The value of this care to Minnesota and society is over $3.5 billion dollars per year, which exceeds the annual revenue of some Fortune 500 companies. In a tour across the state of Minnesota, Professor Joseph Gaugler hopes to meet with families and professionals to talk about Alzheimer’s disease, share information and stories, and help us realize we are not alone on the dementia journey.

This tour is bringing him to Marshall on Feb. 24 for two presentations at the Marshall-Lyon County Library. The first presentation is at 10 a.m. and the afternoon presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m.

“Dr. Gaugler does a great job in coming out to our area and speaking about this disease that does not discriminate in who it affects,” said Jason W. Swanson, executive director of Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging. “Not only will Dr. Gaugler be presenting but we will also be having different booths within the Marshall Area Dementia Network there to give out information on the numerous services they provide in the area.”

The event is free of charge and is open to the public. The program is sponsored by the Marshall Area Dementia Network, MNRAAA, Minnesota Northstar Geriatric Workforce Enhancements Program.

These activities will create an “outward-facing” orientation that is engaged with Minnesotans and provide a more visible profile to the research and education of both the Families and LTC Projects as well as the Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging. Join Dr. Gaugler at this upcoming event and learn how we can recognize, prepare and manage Alzheimer’s. Open and free to the public.


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