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“Healthy U” Lecture: Understanding Dementia

Monday, September 12, 2016

10:00 a.m.

Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

2510 Lake Michigan Dr. N.W.
Grand Rapids MI

In Michigan alone, there are nearly 200,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. On Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, at 10 a.m., the public is invited to attend “Understanding Dementia,” this month’s “Healthy U” lecture presented by Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located at 2510 Lake Michigan Dr. N.W. in Grand Rapids.


During the hour-long presentation, Joy Spahn, West Michigan Regional Director for the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Michigan Chapter, will explain the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and then share the warning signs and lifestyle risk factors that are associated with the disease. She will also highlight the current treatments available.


With more than 35 years of experience in geriatric care management, Spahn’s scope of experience includes directing two research-based memory care centers, clinical director for outpatient services for older adults with chronic mental illness and dementia and director of a local adult day center. She is a frequent speaker and trainer on Alzheimer's disease, dementia and caregiver issues, and has presented at numerous local and state conferences, including the National Aging Society of America annual conference.


The free lecture is open to the public and reservations are not required. Refreshments are at 9 a.m., followed by the presentation at 10 a.m. For more information, please visit or call (877) 812-8745.

Event Type: Lectures 

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