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To hear the diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer's can be terrifying and overwhelming, whether it's for yourself or for a loved one. Now, there is help in Texoma.

The Texoma area is fortunate to have an expert in the care of dementia and Alzheimer available to help with education and treatment. Dr. Vanessa Ohnes is a Geriatric Medicine Doctor in Denison, Texas. She specializes in the aging process and the elderly.

On November 14, 2013, Dr. Ohnes will be part of a Senior Adults Health Seminar focusing on Alzheimer's and Dementia. Participants will learn about normal aging vs. dementia. What are the symptoms of dementia? Those who register will also get a glimpse into dementia thru a dementia tour.

Caregivers are welcome and are invited to bring those they are caring for. Assistance will be provided so the learning experience will not be interrupted, adult daycare/respite care will be provided.

Vendors who specialize in memory or elder care are also welcome to participate.

Those interested need to RSVP at caregiversRSVP@gmail.com

or call (903) 814-5274

The event is scheduled for:

November 14, 2013

10am - 3pm

Parkside Baptist Church

301 N. Lillis

Denison, Tx

Just a few facts:

The number of people living with dementia worldwide is currently estimated at 35.6 million. This number will double by 2030 and more than triple by 2050.

More than five million Americans have Alzheimer disease, affecting one in three seniors.  It's the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.  In 2013, Alzheimer's will cost the nation $203 billion. This number is expected to rise to $1.2 trillion by 2050.

for more information

http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/dementia/en/

http://www.alz.org/