The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter, in collaboration with the Richmond County Dementia Friendly Initiative partners, is hosting an Alzheimer’s educational program called “Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease” on Thursday, April 11. It will take place from 10 a.m. - Noon at Richmond County Community College, Cole Auditorium located at 1042 West Hamlet Avenue in Hamlet.
This is an interactive program where attendees will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you. The program will be led by Richard Yercheck, a local financial advisor who speaks regionally on the economy, stock market, and personal financial planning. He is a nationally published author and frequent guest on talk radio.
The session 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. Light refreshments will be served.
Registration is strongly suggested to ensure space for all attendees. Sign up online at https://tinyurl.com/RichmondCoApril11 or by calling 800-272-3900.
“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: (http://www.alz.org/facts/)
• One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer's dementia.
• An estimated 5.7 million Americans, including 170,000 North Carolina residents, are living with Alzheimer’s, a number estimated to grow to as many as 16 million by year 2050.
• Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's are women.
• African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer's or other dementias as older whites.
• Hispanics are about one and one-half times as likely to have Alzheimer's or other dementias as older whites.
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 the 49 central and western North Carolina counties that serves over 110,000 people currently living with Alzheimer's disease and their 330,000 caregivers in these 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.
Contact: Christine John-Fuller