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Workshops Address Myths, Fears Associated With Dementia

BRANSON, Mo. -- Those affected by Alzheimer’s attended a meeting Friday to learn more about the disease.
BRANSON, Mo. -- Those affected by Alzheimer’s attended a meeting Friday to learn more about the disease.

The workshop addressed the fears and myths associated with dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter holds the free sessions to help individuals living with the disorder and their care-givers. They hold these meetings every month.

Leaders of the workshop discussed risk factors, benefits of early detection, and hope for the future.

"Brushing your teeth, making a pot of coffee, or doing something at work,” says Rob Hulstra, outreach coordinator. “When those things begin to be a little more difficult then they have ever been before then it's time to check with the doctor. That doesn't necessarily mean they have Alzheimer’s but there is something a little off."

The sessions are open to the public, but registration is required. You can sign up by calling 417-886-2199

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