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Experts to speak about understanding Alzheimer's at Bethpage library

The Bethpage Public Library is located at 47

The Bethpage Public Library is located at 47 Powell Ave. It was one of the original members of the Nassau Library System, according to the library's website. (March, 19, 2012) Photo Credit: Nicole Bartoline

A program on understanding Alzheimer’s disease will be held Thursday at Bethpage Public Library.

The seminar, sponsored by state Sen. Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City), is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. at the library, 47 Powell Ave.

Scheduled speakers are Dr. Alan Mazurek, a neurologist, and Tracey Kuczinski, who has worked in the field of geriatrics more than 15 years.

Their topics will include the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s, what part of memory loss is age-related and what loss you should worry about, who to consult if you suspect someone is suffering from the illness, medications that can help, what can be done to lower the risk of the disease, what kind of quality of life sufferers can expect, and types of living accommodations available to them.

Reservations are required; call 516-739-1700 or look under events at kemphannon.com.
 

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