Timbers of Shorewood
Alzhiemers Association

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Timbers of Shorewood

The Timbers of Shorewood is hosting a free program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association titled, “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at The Timbers, at 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood.

Alzheimer’s is not normal aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. The program will present information about the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, the impact of Alzheimer’s, symptoms, stages and risk factors, current research and treatments, and local resources.

Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that develops gradually and gets progressively worse over time. There is no cure for this condition, although medication may help improve the symptoms and perhaps increase life expectancy. Without medication, more and more symptoms will develop in a shorter time span. So early diagnosis helps people maintain physiological and social normalcy for a longer period.

Patients with Alzheimer’s exhibit memory problems as the earliest signs of the disease.
They also ask the same questions or repeat their previous statements repeatedly. They are likely to misplace possessions, typically having left them in odd places. Eventually, remembering names of familiar people and objects also becomes difficult.

“Everyone is welcome, although the subject matter will likely interest baby boomers and older adults,” said Linda McCluskey, director of activities at The Timbers. “This valuable program is open to the public and free of charge.”

The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month, or longer.

The public is invited, and admission is free. Please RSVP by calling 815-609-0669.