Julie Thomas, Early Stage and Advocacy Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter will be speaking on the topic of Early Stage Alzheimer’s 4-5:30 p.m., June 28, at the Frankford United Methodist Church in Frankford.

The church, located at 2 Main St., is hosting this program in an effort to help the Sussex County community understand Early Stage Alzheimer’s disease and other related memory disorders. Ms. Thomas’s presentation will also include information on how the disease is diagnosed and best practices for people living with early stages of dementia.

Ms. Thomas will also introduce the early stage services offered by Delaware Valley Chapter, which include community education, dual support groups, art & culture programming and volunteer opportunities in the Sussex county area.  This program is open to both caregivers and persons with in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory related disorders.

5.4 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease in the United States and 294,000 live right here in the Delaware Valley. Every 69 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Delaware Valley Chapter is the local arm of the National organization. For information on the Early Stage program or inquire about our other programs and education, please call the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter call 800-272-3900.