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Parting Shot: A sweet treat…

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The humming bird creates a soft hum through the movement of its wings as it stops off for a sweet treat at the feeder. (Photo by Jon Nunneley)

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Parting Shot: A View for Miles

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There’s nothing quite like a North Texas sky stretching far and wide across the rolling pastures. (Photo by Jon Nunneley)

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The Alzheimer’s Association Presents: Alzheimer’s Education Series with Royal Estates

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WICHITA FALLS, TX, October 10, 2022 –   Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Join the Wichita Falls Regional Office of the Alzheimer’s Association at Royal Estates of Wichita Falls on Tuesday, October 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT for a complimentary education workshop, 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s: When to Seek a Diagnosis – Why Get Checked?

Royal Estates is opening their doors to the public for a series of complimentary educational programs. This three-part educational series from the Alzheimer’s Association aims to educate attendees about a variety of dementia-related topics, with the first program discussing the difference between Alzheimer’s or another dementia and typical signs of aging and what to do if you see the warning signs in yourself or someone you know.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2022 Facts and Figures Special Report, “over 50 percent of all Americans say mild cognitive impairment sounds like ‘normal aging.”

“Mild cognitive impairment is often confused with ‘normal aging,’ but is not part of the typical aging process,” said Maria Carrillo, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, Alzheimer’s Association. “Distinguishing between cognitive issues resulting from normal aging, those associated with MCI and those related to MCI due to Alzheimer’s disease is critical in helping individuals, their families and physicians prepare for future treatment and care.”

The 2022 Facts and Figures report clearly outlines the burden that many Texas families are going through. “At the Alzheimer’s Association, our mission is clear – we must continue to support all those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia with our local care and support services and continue to fund critical research,” said Alyssa Johnston, Program Coordinator, Wichita Falls Regional Office.

Sessions Include:

  • 10 Warning Signs: When to Seek a Diagnosis – Why Get Checked?
  • Dementia Conversations: Holiday Travel and Alzheimer’s Safety Tips
  • Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior: Tips for Visiting Your Doctor

These programs are being offered in partnership with Royal Estates of Wichita Falls, Healing Hands Healthcare, and Little Black Bag House Calls, LLC. Seating is limited, and registration is requested. Register today by calling Alyssa Johnston, Program Coordinator, at 940-767-8800 or visit alznct.news/ROYALOCT18, alznct.news/ROYALNOV15, and alznct.news/ROYALDEC13.

Light refreshments will be provided.

About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. Visit alz.org or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.

As part of the 75 chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association, the North Central Texas Chapter – Wichita Falls Regional Office provides information, education and support to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, their families and caregivers.  (alz.org/northcentraltexas)

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Volunteering and its Benefits

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“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Volunteers are the heart of any nonprofit organization, but Ghandi’s words resonate with those who realize that serving others has just as many benefits for the volunteer as it does for those they are helping.

Volunteering can change your life by allowing you to become engaged with like-minded individuals, give back to others in a truly meaningful way, make a difference, and put you right in the heart of your community. Around 26 percent of individuals volunteer, and those who do, know all too well the physical and mental benefits. Here are just a few of the positive advantages to spending just a bit of your time giving back.

To read morepick up a copy of the September/October issue of LiveIt magazine. To subscribe, call 940-872-2076.

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