ST. GEORGE— Gerontology specialist Anita Stiens will separate Alzheimer’s disease facts from fiction at the monthly public luncheon of the St. George branch of American Association of University Women March 7, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Courtyard by Marriott in St. George,185 S. 1470 East, St. George.
The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. During her presentation, Stiens will share the realities of the disease and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in America.
The audience will learn:
- How to tell the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and typical aging
- Steps to take if you recognize a warning sign in yourself or someone you know
- The process to receiving an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis
- Why early detection is crucial
- Tips to keep your brain healthy
- Resources for assistance
If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts.
Stiens is a registered nurse and professional geriatric case manager with a 48-year nursing career. Her work has involved teaching and training medical professionals in ethics, quality compliance and performance improvement. Stiens currently volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association to help increase concern and awareness about the disease.
AAUW St. George Branch luncheons are open and men and women of the public are welcome to attend. Seating is $16 and reservations for the March 7 luncheon are needed by March 1. Reservations may be made online at the AAUW St. George luncheon programs Web page.
The American Association of University Women proclaims itself as the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since its inception in 1881, AAUW members have researched and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day: educational, social, economic and political. The AAUW St. George Branch is an extension of the National AAUW. Founded in 1981 the association’s mission is to help advance equity for women and girls in Utah through advocacy, philanthropy and education. AAUW St. George Branch is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
- What: AAUW luncheon with Anita Stiens, gerontology specialist, speaking on the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
- When: March 7, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Where: Courtyard by Marriott, 185 S. 1470 East, St. George
- Cost: $16 | open to the public