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Gaston County Public Library to Host Dementia Education Series

GASTON COUNTY, NCGaston County Public Library (GCPL) will be hosting two dementia-related workshops in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter at GCPL’s main library, located at 1555 East Garrison Boulevard in Gastonia. Both workshops begin at 6 p.m., and each session is free and open to the general public. Registration is required.

The first session titled “10 Warning signs of Alzheimer's” will be Tuesday, September 14, and the second session, “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” will be Tuesday, September 21.

This program is particularly valuable for adults, specifically those with loved ones who might be affected by Alzheimer’s. According to the estimates from the Alzheimer’s Association, 180,000 North Carolinians have Alzheimer’s disease, which has a large impact on our community.

“These workshops will be an important opportunity for everyone to learn more about Alzheimer's disease and how to deal with its effects,” said GCPL Reference Librarian James Anderson. “It can also be important for those whose loved ones are dealing with Alzheimer's to know they are not alone.”

Face coverings are required at the request of the presenter. Those wanting to attend can register by phone at 1-800-272-3900 or online at for “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's” and for “Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia.”

About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®.

About the Alzheimer’s Association - Western Carolina Chapter
The Western Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in 49 central and western North Carolina counties. It offers opportunities to get involved and to make a difference, in addition to a variety of services including: a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. For more information about Alzheimer's disease or the Alzheimer's Association Western Carolina Chapter, visit or call (800) 272-3900. For the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.