A virtual dementia education program will take place from 5-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 that focuses on the importance of early detection and getting an accurate diagnosis.

“This is information everyone will need at one point or another in their life, either because they have a loved one experiencing the early signs and symptoms of dementia or because they are noticing changes in themselves,” said Carrie Myers, a dementia care specialist with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Northwest Wisconsin. “People need to know what to look for and what to do.”

Participants will learn how crucial early detection is and what to do when they notice signs and symptoms of dementia in themselves or a loved one. Knowing exactly what disease is causing these signs and symptoms can help families prepare for the future.

Registration is required to get the call in or log in information for the virtual session. Contact Myers at 715-395-1234 to register.

Even those who are not tech savvy can participate. People can call in on a normal telephone or log in online to watch, listen and interact. Visit www.adrcnwwi.org for more information on upcoming dementia education events and programs.

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