(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – TuscBDD is inviting the public to a free Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome presentation.
The presentation will be lead by Amy Woodland of the Alzheimer’s Association on July 16, 2019, from 10 am until 11 am at the Service and Support Center (SSC) located at 610 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institute on Aging, many people with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer’s disease when they get older. By age 40, almost all people with Down syndrome have excess plaques and proteins, which can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s dementia.
Each month, TuscBDD arranges educational opportunities for local provider agencies that offer services to people with developmental disabilities as well as internal TuscBDD staff members, and some topics are open to the general public. TuscBDD’s monthly topics ranging from nutrition to Medicaid to state law changes and beyond.
“After hearing about the services that the Alzheimer’s Association offers family
members of people with the disease, I thought it was important to share that information with staff, local agencies, and the general,” expressed Chris Sapp, TuscBDD’s Community Connections Specialist. “If you know someone with Down syndrome or Alzheimer’s disease, I would encourage you to spend an hour learning about the many resources the Alzheimer’s Association has to offer.”
Amy Woodland is the Program Coordinator for the Greater East Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association where she provides education and outreach throughout the region with particular emphasis placed on outreach in rural communities.
Currently, Woodland is developing a chapter-wide support group facilitator training workshop, which will bring over 30 volunteer facilitators together annually.
To attend this event, an RSVP is required. Please RSVP no later than July 15th to Chris Sapp by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 330.339.9769.