Town hall-style meeting to mobilize local community members in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease

[McLean, VA] June 11, 2019 Southern Maryland residents are invited to take part in a Community Forum on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The forum provides an opportunity for residents of all ages to come together to ask questions about the disease, share their personal experiences, learn about available resources and discover volunteer opportunities to support families affected by the disease.  

“This community forum will provide a venue to engage service providers, community-based organizations, as well as community members, to better understand the gaps in education and awareness,” said Ana Nelson, Vice President of Programs and Services for the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter. “People will learn what can be done to improve the quality of life of those living with Alzheimer’s and how to provide and expand services for those living in our community.”

The Alzheimer’s Association believes no individual or family should navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease alone. Community forums hosted by the Association bring together families affected by the disease with dedicated staff and volunteers to open conversation in an effort to bolster resources, programs and services to support families in their communities.

Working together with Southern Maryland volunteers, the Alzheimer’s Association can ensure families have the resources needed to face the many challenges associated with the disease. Community volunteers are essential in helping the Alzheimer’s Association best serve the needs of families affected by the disease, in driving awareness and in mobilizing the community in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

The meeting details are below. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP is requested.

  • When:   Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Where:   Charles County Public Library – Potomac Branch               3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head, MD 20640
  • Register: Call 800.272.3900 or visit

There are more than 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. In Maryland alone, there are 110,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease, a number is projected to reach 130,000 by 2025.

For more information on community forums, visit or call 800.272.3900.

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