Alzheimer’s group to hold town hall meeting Wednesday

08/22/2014 6:41 AM

08/22/2014 6:41 AM

The Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western Kansas is hosting an Alzheimer’s Town Hall meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th St., according to a news release.

Attendees can ask local experts questions about the disease and hear from speakers about the latest research and policy decisions.

Speakers include Ruth Burress, a volunteer with the organization who serves as an ambassador to Sen. Pat Roberts; psychologist Stephen Benson will speak about research and treatment; Michael Steinberg, owner and operator of Home Instead Senior Care, will talk about Alzheimer’s demographics and the impact on the Baby Boomer generation; and Barrick Wilson, an ambassador to Rep. Mike Pompeo and caregiver to his wife with Alzheimer’s, will do a legislative update.

There are about 50,000 people in Kansas diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Fifteen cents of every dollar donated to the group goes toward research.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information or to RSVP, call 316-267-7333 or e-mail lnorton@alx.org.

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