The Ottumwa Courier

September 30, 2013

Free Alzheimer's education program Oct. 11

Ottumwa Courier

---- — OTTUMWA — The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Iowa Chapter, is offering a free educational program on understanding Alzheimer’s and related diseases from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 11 at the Indian Hills Community College Video Conference Center, Room 125, 525 Grandview Ave.

The class will cover a brief history of Alzheimer’s and related illnesses, how to recognize the key warning signs and ways to distinguish signs from normal aging, how these diseases are diagnosed and treated and how best to care for someone with the disease.

The teacher is Jerry Schroeder, MSW, Program Specialist with the Alzheimer’s Association. Schroeder has more than 25 years of experience in the field of senior services, has been with the Alzheimer’s Association for eight years and is a frequent lecturer and presenter on this topic.

Pre-registration is required no later than two business days before each class. Call 800-272-3900. For more information on educational programs and community services, visit