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Hernando Library West Branch to host Alzheimer’s Awareness Event

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on November 20, 2019

The Hernando County West Branch Library, located at 6335 Blackbird Avenue in Weeki Wachee, will host an Alzheimer’s Awareness Event from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019.  This event, which is free and open to the public, will provide an overview of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and give participants an opportunity to ask questions about the memory diseases that now affect more than 6 million Americans, including an estimated 5,300 families in Hernando County.

Hernando Library West Branch to host Alzheimer’s Awareness Event

Experts from the Alzheimer’s Family Organization, Coping with Dementia LLC, and Dementia Education Inc. will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about resources available to caregivers in Hernando and surrounding counties.  
Attendees will also have the opportunity to see The Great Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Photo Exhibit, a traveling display that features large framed portraits on canvas of 24 famous American artists, musicians, athletes, actors, politicians, and authors who have succumbed to Alzheimer’s Disease or some other form of dementia.  The exhibit has been viewed by more than a half-million people in Hernando and other west-central Florida counties.   No reservations are required to attend this educational event.