Loma Linda University Health Hosts Free Workshop, “Alzheimer’s: Communities of Care”

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The workshop is set for 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday in November (7, 14, 21 and 28) at Loma Linda University Drayson Center, 25040 Stewart Street, Loma Linda, Calif. 92354. The workshop is expected to be particularly meaningful for everyone in the community who deal with the disease at every level.

The public is invited to Alzheimer’s: Communities of Care, a free workshop on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and hope for Alzheimer’s disease, hosted by the Memory and Aging Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Loma Linda University Behavioral Health Institute.

The workshop is set for 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday in November (7, 14, 21 and 28) at Loma Linda University Drayson Center, 25040 Stewart Street, Loma Linda, Calif. 92354. The workshop is expected to be particularly meaningful for everyone in the community who deals with the disease at every level.

“An Alzheimer’s diagnosis for a person or for a loved one is one of the toughest challenges that anyone can face,” said Dr. Dean Sherzai, director of the Memory and Aging Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

“It takes a community to care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Our hope is to help people recognize the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, determine the most appropriate treatment, and identify the resources that are available in the community to help the patients and their families,” he said.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that occurs when nerve cells in the brain die.

The disease often results in the following behaviors: Impaired memory, thinking, confusion; restlessness; personality and behavior changes; impaired judgment; impaired communication; inability to follow directions; language deterioration; impaired thought processes that involve visual and spatial awareness; and emotional disorders.

For more information or to register for the workshop, please call: 909-558-MIND.

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About Loma Linda University Health (LLUH)
Loma Linda University Health is the system encompassing Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) and Children’s Hospital, LLUMC – East Campus, LLU Behavioral Medicine Center, LLU Heart and Surgical Hospital, LLUMC-Murrieta and physician clinics. LLUH is widely respected as a health care leader and is known for its pioneering and cutting-edge work in such areas as organ transplants, proton treatment for cancers, cardiac care, physical rehabilitation, acute pediatric and adult care, as well as treatments for chemical dependence and other behavioral disorders. LLUMC is the only Level 1 trauma Center in the San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo, and Mono counties, which covers over 40,000 square miles in Southern California. With a total of 1,076 beds, Loma Linda University Health includes the only children’s hospital in the region. Loma Linda University Medical Health sees over 40,000 inpatients and about 500,000 outpatients per year.

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