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Rutland Regional offers Alzheimer’s awareness seminars

RUTLAND — Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that affects millions of people. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 473,000 people age 65 or older will develop Alzheimer’s disease in the United State in 2015. Rutland Regional invites the community to attend two free seminars that provide information on detection, causes, risk factors, and research on the value of diet, nutrition and social engagement.

On Aug. 20, from 6-7:30 p.m., “Basics of Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease” with Walter Gundel, MD and community educator for the Alzheimer’s Association will present on the detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and the resources available.

On Aug. 27, from 6-7:30 p.m., “Healthier Habits for a Healthier You,” with Jessie Cornell, MSW for the Alzheimer’s Association will present research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, social engagement, and use hands on tools to help individuals incorporate recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Both seminars will be hosted at the CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center located at Rutland Regional Medical Center on 160 Allen Street in Rutland. The seminars are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required by calling 802-772-2400 or visiting

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