At some point in your lifetime, you will somehow be touched by Alzheimer's and dementia.

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You may end up caring for a family member, you may have a friend who is caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia, or you, yourself may be entering the early onset of Alzheimer's.

No matter what side you are on, this is not an easy disease to navigate.

The Alzheimer’s Association in Amarillo is hosting a Community Forum on Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory loss and the impact it has on our community.

This forum is open to all ages who have questions about the disease and/or learn about resources available to families who are affected by this disease.  Plus, you can also share your personal experiences with the disease.

“Alzheimer’s disease is a growing concern. Maria Llamas, Program Director with the Alzheimer’s Association, said in a statement. “We invite families to join us so we can better understand community needs and address support for the Amarillo area communities.”

The Community Forum is on Thursday, July 28 at 5:30 pm at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center, School of Pharmacy Room 100.

This is a great opportunity for families to come together and meet other families who have come face to face with this disease.  This is not only a disease that affects the single person, it affects everyone in their family and friends circle.  You don't have to go through this alone.  This forum will give you an opportunity to find a group of individuals who know what you are going through and the feelings you are feeling.

Plus, speak with staff and volunteers to learn more about Alzheimer's, find services, and more.

The event is free.

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