Program for people coping with memory loss

The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a free workshop about coping with early memory loss from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the Alzheimer’s Association, 166 South River Road, Bedford.

The workshop is for those recently diagnosed with memory loss, their families and friends. It’s designed to help participants better understand diagnoses of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, frontal-temporal dementia and related disorders. The discussion will cover resources and medical and non-medical treatments for those with memory loss. To register or for more information call 800-272-3900.

“More than 5 million people Americans have Alzheimer’s, a number that is expected to triple as baby boomers age,” said Nicole McGurin, Director of Clinical Services at the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter. “We do not have a cure, but we do know there are actions people can take to improve the quality of life with Alzheimer’s.”

The Alzheimer’s Association, with headquarters in Watertown, has regional offices in Springfield, Raynham, and Worcester, MA and Bedford. The Alzheimer Association provides services and programs for those with Alzheimer’s, family and professional caregivers in the form of support groups, a 24/7 Helpline, care consultation, advocacy efforts, research funding and education programs. For more information about Alzheimer programs, visit www.alz.org/MANH or call 800-272-3900.