Our Saviour’s hosts talk on Alzheimer’s awareness

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 160 Hill Farm Road in Fairfield will host a presentation on Alzheimer’s awareness led by a representative of the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 12:15 p.m. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of the church’s “LifeTalk” series of speaker-led conversations exploring issues of concern to the community. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

The presentation, “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters,” led by Carolyn DeRocco, vice president of Programs and Education for the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, will provide participants with an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the disease.

Participants will view a video that addresses the fears and myths associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The video shows real people who are living with early stages of dementia, as well as family members coping with the disease. The presentation will cover the following topics:

  • The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s

  • Basic overview of Alzheimer’s

  • Risk factors

  • What is involved in getting a diagnosis

  • Benefits of early detection including accessing available treatment, planning for the future and participating in clinical trials

For more information, contact the church at 203-255-0545 or visit oursaviours.net .

About Our Saviour’s

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), reaches out to the world and to its local communities with the Good News of the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The congregation receives strength for this mission through Worship, Christian Education, Service, Benevolent Giving, Witness, Mutual Support and a commitment to grow in faith and participation. Our Saviour's is guided in the belief that, “As God Gives to Us, So We Give to Others.” Holy Communion is celebrated during worship at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 am each Sunday, with Sunday School and Adult Discussion held between services at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 203-255-0545 or visit oursaviours.net.