Many older adults are concerned about memory loss. They may worry needlessly or say nothing out of fear. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will present Memory Matters in New Canaan for those who are concerned about their own memory loss -- or that of a loved one.

This one-hour, interactive, free program is Wednesday, March 30, at 12:45 p.m. at Lapham Community Center.

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County's Community Health Nurse, Elaine Abrams will lead the workshop and will discuss common fears about memory loss and review what constitutes normal forgetfulness versus more serious memory disorders including Alzheimer's disease. She will discuss risk factors and why early diagnosis and intervention are so vitally important. She will also address recent research concerning Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia and whether they can actually be prevented through changes in lifestyle.

For more information, call Lapham Community Center at 203-594-3623.

A non-profit community organization, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County provides professional nursing and support services, senior care management, physical rehabilitation, health education, community wellness programs and compassionate hospice care for adults and children in New Canaan and throughout Fairfield County. Visit www.visitingnurse.net.

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