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District 4 Supervisor partners with Alzheimer’s Association to host free public education event

November 8, 2019

SOLANO COUNTY – In recognition of November as National Family Caregivers month, District 4 Supervisor John M. Vasquez, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, will host the Alzheimer’s Education and Empowerment – Early Detection Matters event on Friday, November 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Solano County Events Center, located at 601 Texas Street in Fairfield.

Everyone is welcome to join Supervisor Vasquez as he introduces Congressman John Garamendi, representing California’s Third District, to serve as the keynote speaker.  The event will also feature local experts from the Alzheimer’s Association, Kaiser Permanente’s Napa-Solano Memory Clinic and NorthBay Healthcare to speak on the topic of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Topics of discussion will include:
- 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s and what to do if you see these signs in yourself or loved one
- Ways local health care providers are adapting to the growing number of people with Alzheimer’s
- The new emphasis being placed on the early detection and management of Alzheimer’s disease

In addition to the keynote and panel of expert speakers, the event will feature a public resource fair with more than a dozen local service providers specializing in dementia care and support.

More than 21,000 people in Solano County and 650,000 state-wide are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia.  It is estimated that more than 1.6 million family members and friends play an active role in caring for individuals and loved ones with Alzheimer’s.  The Education and Empowerment – Early Detection Matters event focuses on helping these individuals living with the disease and their caregivers cope with the symptoms, gain access to services and improve quality of life.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Ryan Chalk, District Representative to Supervisor John M. Vasquez at (707) 784-6128 and RLChalk@SolanoCounty.com.  The public is also welcome to contact Jessica Rothhaar, Senior Public Policy Manager with the Alzheimer’s Association at (408) 372-9936 and JRothhaar@ALZ.org