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Free Brain Health Awareness webinar for Texas veterans

Alzheimer’s foundation of America

 

NEW YORK—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is holding a free webinar for Texas veterans and their families on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. to provide information about brain health, memory screenings and veterans benefits. Individuals can register for the free “Brain Health Awareness for Veterans” webinar at www.alzfdn.org/veterans.

 

Veterans may be at a higher risk for dementia based on their military experiences. A traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or being a prisoner of war can all increase the chances of developing dementia, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The risk of dementia also increases as we age. One in seven veterans ages 45 and over report experiencing memory problems, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Texas is home to more than 1.6 million veterans, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, comprising approximately eight percent of the state’s entire adult population.  Texas has more veterans than any other state in the country other than California.

 

“Teaching veterans and their families about the warning signs of dementia, early detection, steps to reduce their risk and programs available to them is a valuable service to help those who served our country,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s President and CEO. “We invite veterans and their family members to take part in this free webinar on October 5.”

 

Topics and presenters include:

  • The Importance of Brain Health & Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

Jennifer Reeder, LCSW

Director of Educational and Social Services, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

  • Facts & Figures of Veterans & Alzheimer’s & the Importance of Memory Screening

Donna de Levante Raphael

Director of National Memory Screening, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

  • Services & Support for Virginia Veterans

Ashley Woolbert, M.D.

Geritatric Psychiatrist, North Texas VA Medical Center

Associate Professor and Psychiatry Clerkship Site Director, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Participants will be able to ask questions during the webinar.

Register for the free “Brain Health Awareness for Veterans” webinar on October 5 by visiting www.alzfdn.org/veterans. Individuals who have questions or would like more information about brain health, memory screenings, dementia-related illnesses or caregiving can contact the AFA Helpline seven days a week by calling 866-232-8484 or visiting www.alzfdn.org.

 

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