Healthy Lives Matter spotlights Alzheimer’s, dementia

Published on July 26, 2022

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The seventh annual Healthy Lives Matter Alzheimer’s Education Seminar shines a spotlight on a growing health problem in the community.

In Texas, the number of individuals with Alzheimer’s aged 65 and older is projected to increase from 400,000 in 2021 to 490,000 in 2025, a 22.5 % increase. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, there were 4,778 more deaths than expected from dementia in Texas, 25.9 % higher than average, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

“We cannot ignore the toll that Alzheimer’s and dementia takes on Tarrant County families,” County Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks said. “The mission of the Healthy Lives Matter Alzheimer’s Initiative is to provide access to education, which will lead to improved care and services to individuals confronting dementia, their caregivers and families in an ongoing effort to improve quality of life.”

Healthy Lives Matter will take place from 9 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle.

The event will also include the Dementia Live Experience, which helps elevate empathy and improve the quality of visits with family members.

Preregister online or by calling 817-370-4500 or 817-531-5600.



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