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A World without Alzheimer’s

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Fort Kent ~ Forest Hill Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center, a division of Northern Maine Medical Center, is extending an invitation to the public to attend a movie night on September 9, 2014. The purpose for the event is to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and to provide information about the new support group which will be offered later this Fall. The film, Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter, will be shown at the Century Theater at 7:00 pm. The film explores the tenacity of love and the meaning of memory.
Alzheimer’s disease was first identified more than one hundred years ago. Although research has revealed a great deal about Alzheimer’s, much is yet to be discovered about: the precise biologic changes that cause this crippling disease, why it progresses at different rates among affected individuals, and how the disease can be prevented, slowed or stopped. According to the National Vital Statistics Report of 2010, Alzheimer’s disease is officially listed as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and it is the fifth leading cause of death for those ages sixty five and older. Early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are difficulty remembering recent conversations, names and events. Depression can also be an early symptom. Later symptoms include: impaired communication, disorientation, confusion, poor judgment, behavior changes and, ultimately, difficulty speaking, swallowing and walking.
Join key members of the Forest Hill team on September 9th to learn more. Imagine for a moment a world without Alzheimer’s disease. An opportunity for questions will be available after the movie. No registration is required for this free event. Concessions will be available for purchase at the theater. For more information, contact Charlene Taggart at 207-834-3915 or at
charlene.taggart@nmmc.org.
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