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The Alzheimer’s Association will hold a free workshop in Lompoc for anyone who would like to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

The workshop is titled “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.” It will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center, 1120 W. Ocean Ave.

Among the topics planned to be covered will be:

  • Symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia;
  • How Alzheimer’s affects the brain;
  • Causes and risk factors;
  • How to find out if it’s Alzheimer’s disease;
  • The benefits of early detection;
  • How to address a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease;
  • Stages of the disease;
  • Treatment;
  • Hope for the future; and
  • Ways the Alzheimer’s Association can help.

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Through the Alzheimer’s Association’s national network of chapters, it offers a broad range of programs and services for people with the disease, their families and caregivers and represents their interests on Alzheimer’s-related issues before federal, state and local governments and with health and long-term care providers.

To find out about other dates and locations for classes, call the local Alzheimer’s Association chapter at 636-6432.