Recognizing Alzheimer’s

Jenny Heuer, MS, LPC, NCC

Care Consultant, Educational Specialist

Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter 

 

Athens-Clarke County Library

2025 Baxter Street

Athens, Georgia

706 613 3650 x343

 

Thursday, February 23, 7:00 pm

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease

Appleton Auditorium

 

Saturday, February 25, 3:00 pm

Know The Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters

A Hands-On Workshop

Multipurpose Room C

 

It is estimated that as many as 5.4 million Americans may have Alzheimer's disease and 5.2 million of these individuals are 62 and older. The incidence of the disease is rising in line with our aging population, and it impacts a greater percentage of Americans. The number of people age 65 and older will rise to 88.5 million or 20 percent of the population; those 85 and older will rise to 19 million. Although Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging, the risk of developing the illness rises with advanced age, and it is estimated that about a half million Americans younger than age 65 have some form of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. This is referred to as young onset or early onset.

This month, the Athens-Clarke County Library joins with the Alzheimer’s Association to present a unique pair of programs: Recognizing Alzheimer’s. In the program on Thursday, February 23, Jenny Heuer from the Alzheimer’s Association, will present The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease in the Appleton Auditorium at 7 pm. She will provide vital information about causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and more.

On Saturday, February 25 at 3 pm, Ms Heuer will host a workshop in Multipurpose Room C: Know The Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters. You will learn the early warning signs of the onset of dementia, illustrated with video clips, and receive information on how to enroll in clinical studies, begin drug therapy, and plan for the future.

Jenny Heuer is a Care Consultant and Education Specialist at the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter. Jenny is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a graduate certificate in Gerontology from Georgia State University. She received her masters’ degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University in 2013. Jenny is a Doctoral Candidate in Counseling Education & Supervision with a research focus on the lived experiences of individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease. She is an adjunct instructor at Mercer University and the Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University. Jenny’s specialties include working with aging adults, those in the caregiving role, and individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer's disease. 

Both these sessions are available for free to the public. Registration is not required and you do not have to attend both sessions. The event is Sponsored by Reflecting, Sharing, Learning..

 

Counterculture Eyewitness: Firsthand Recollections of Woodstock, The March on Washington, and Kent State

Alan Densen

Athens-Clarke County Library

Appleton Auditorium

2025 Baxter Street

Athens, Georgia

706 613 3650 x343

Thursday, January 26, 7:00 pm

The cusp of the 1960s/1970s was fraught with turmoil and dissent; the war in Vietnam was still raging and young men were being drafted; astronauts had walked on the moon; Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, among others, were assassinated. Times were changing, and the era has a number of important cultural touchstones that help define it; among them are Woodstock, the Moratorium March on Washington, and the shootings at Kent State. Join us on January 26 as Alan Densen brings to the library stories of his personal experiences at all three of these events.