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A free program will be held at the DeWitt County Friendship Center this week about the early signs of Alzheimer's. 
 
The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter's educational program, Know the Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters, will take place at noon on Wednesday at the DeWitt County Friendship Center at 410 E. Main Street in Clinton, IL.
 
The warning signs of Alzheimer's disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If individuals believe they or someone they know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts. 
 
Early detection allows for a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. 
 
Attendees will learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs. 
 
Presenters will also separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about alzheimer's in America.
 
Program specialist Elizabeth Wells will present and take questions following the program.
 
To register for the program offered at no cost, call 309-662-8392 or register online at www.alz.org/illinois .
 
About the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter:
 
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's research, care and support.  Their 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. 
 
The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter serves 68 counties in Illinois.
 
Since 1980, the Chapter has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes.

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