The Duluth Public Library will be hosting two different events that aim to educate people about Alzheimer's and Dementia, and be more friendly and supportive to those suffering from the illnesses. The library has partnered with Dementia Friendly Duluth to bring us these events that kick off at the end of the month.

According to the Library's Press Release, 1 in 10 adults over the age of 65 have dementia. For those older than 85, the number jumps to 1 in 3. Besides the upcoming events, another key component of the partnership between the library and Dementia Friendly Duluth are the memory kits available for checkout. These kits include resources and items that help engage and stimulate people suffering from dementia.

The first event will take place on April 29th at the Mt. Royal Branch Library. There will be a free showing of the movie 'Alive Inside.' It tells the story of people who are living with dementia who have been revitalized through listening to music. The movie starts at 6, and a panel discussion is to follow.

The second event is May 14th, from Noon to 1:00 pm in the Main Library's Green Room.  "Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia" is the name of the discussion.  You can learn the differences between the two illnesses, current treatments, risks for developing either, and more resources. A light lunch will be served.




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