Alzheimer’s Association, DCND to offer free education program


Free community education program will feature information and resources for people affected by memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

R-H Staff



EATON — A free educational program for individuals or families affected by memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease will be held on Wednesday, June 6, from 5-7 p.m. at the Preble County Medical Center Community Room in Eaton. The program is open to the public and will be led by Dr. Doug Pugar, Neurologist at Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders.

The program, titled The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease, is presented by the Miami Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders. Pugar will provide information and emerging research on the recognizing the early warning signs and symptoms of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, in addition to answering questions about prevention, detection, diagnosis, risk factors, and treatment options.

Pugar specializes in dementia, memory loss, concussion, and headaches, and frequently lectures on a variety of topics to medical students, residents, and the community. Most recently, Pugar has written a summary article to update primary care physicians on new topics in the field of dementia, which was published in the national Primary Care Reports Journal.

“Education is an essential first step in helping those affected by memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease,” Pugar said. “My goal is to provide individuals and families with the knowledge and resources they need to face the challenges of Alzheimer’s or dementia.”

Health information and resource materials from Kettering Health Network, Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders, and the Miami Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will be available for attendees. Light refreshments will also be provided during the event.

The Preble County Medical Center is located at 450-B Washington Jackson Road in Eaton. Those interested in attending can RSVP by calling 800-272-3900 or by visiting alz.org/Dayton

For additional information and questions, contact Rebecca Hall at (937) 610-7013 or email rhall@alz.org.

About Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders

Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders (DCND) is one of the largest independent neurology practices in Ohio. For more than 25 years, DCND has helped patients in the Miami Valley, with providers currently covering the needs of at least 8 area hospitals. With 13 Neurologists, two Neuro Rehabilitation physicians and seven advanced practice providers on staff, providers at DCND specialize in treating patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Sleep Disorders, Migraines, Stroke, Parkinson’s and dementia, and Head Trauma.

About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement or research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Approximately 5.7 million in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Almost 220,000 Ohioans are living with dementia. In the Miami Valley, about 30,000 people have dementia and approximately 100,000 people serve as their caregivers. The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is carried out in Ohio by seven local chapters coordinating care and support, awareness, fundraising and advocacy initiatives. For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association call 1.800.272.3900, or visit alz.org.

Free community education program will feature information and resources for people affected by memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

R-H Staff

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