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Nov 9 the Apostolic Church of God in Woodlawn neighborhood will offer a caregivers help event.  The goal is to aid caregivers in becoming better advocates for their loved ones.  The focus is Alzheimers but that is the most well known dementia and I am sure the info will apply to other forms of dementia too.

Reading an article on alzheimers and it says African Americans are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s, possibly because they have high rates of blood pressure and high cholesterol, which are risk factors.  Well, I am Caucasion, and have high blood pressure so I would assume I am also a risk factor – that and the fact my Mom has frontal temporal dementia, my Grandfather had Alzheimers and my Grandmother had ALS.  

Wow — I am hoping for a quick death when older, like the 80+ year old who ran the NY Marathon then died soon after.  What a way to go, you have a feeling of accomplishment and no long term suffering.

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