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NAMI to discuss Alzheimer’s

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Kopera-Frye to provide insight, opportunities
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Becoming a little forgetful as one ages is simply part of the process, but forgetfulness that gets in the way of daily functioning is one of the top signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Karen Kopera-Frye, interim department head of the department of gerontology, sociology and political science, Biedenharn Endowed Chair in Gerontology and professor of gerontology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, said she is amazed sometimes at how little people know about the disease that is expected to increase by 37 percent between now and 2025. She will be giving a presentation at 6:30 p.m. today at the monthly educational meeting of the Ruston branch of the National Alliance for Mental Illness in the Community Room of the Community Trust Bank Financial Center.

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