The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a special program for religious leaders and their congregations in an effort to reach families who are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

On Thursday, May 13 from 8:30-10 a.m. the Association will host a virtual education program and panel discussion on “Supporting Families Impacted by Dementia through Faith Communities.” The session will feature an overview of what dementia and memory loss are, and then participants will hear from a panel of faith leaders about how to support families who might be in your congregation.

Rebecca Hall, program director for the Alzheimer’s Association, said, “We know that faith leaders are influencers and we want to give them tools on how to identify people who may have memory loss and tell them about all the free education and support resources the Alzheimer’s Association offers.”

The educational program is free and open to the public. To register, call (800) 272-3900. After registering, a Zoom link will be provided to join the program.

One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a progressive, fatal brain disease that kills nerve cells and tissues in the brain, affecting an individual’s ability to remember, think, plan, speak, walk. In the United States, more than 6 million people have the disease.

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®. Visit www.alz.org or call our 24/7 Helpline at (800) 272-3900.