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Alzheimer's Association to host legislative priorities event Thursday

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By STEVE EIGHINGER
Herald-Whig Staff Writer

Quincy-area residents will have an opportunity to learn about Alzheimer's research and ask questions Thursday at the annual Alzheimer's Association legislative priorities event.

The Quincy Area Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is again sponsoring the gathering, which will provide updates concerning research connected with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

In addition, a panel of speakers will offer Alzheimer's-related information and answer questions about issues tied to the disease. Included on that panel will be state Rep. Jil Tracy, R-Quincy, and a representative from the office of state Sen. John Sullivan, D-Rushville.

The Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center, 639 York, will host the event, which starts at 11 a.m.

"There is quite a bit being done (at the legislative level) right now, and this a good way for the public to find out what is going on," said Jamie Foster, an assistant for the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. "Every year the local chapter brings together area leaders to provide updates."

The topics covered will be geared to the audience, Foster said.

"There will be caregivers, those affected by the disease themselves, representatives from area nursing homes and representatives from businesses that support local Alzheimer's Association projects in the crowd," Foster said.

Among the planned topics are:

º 2013 federal and state legislative priorities.

º An update on Project Lifesaver and other safety services presented by Detective Tom Liesen of the Quincy Police Department.

º Legislative updates, including a report from Judy Buchanan of the Alzheimer's Association's Illinois Chapter Network.

º Research updates from Dr. Ken Fukuchi and Dr. Julia Biernot of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria.

Another upcoming event for the local Alzheimer's Association chapter is the second annual Reason to Hope from noon to 1 p.m. March 13 at the Elks Lodge. The inaugural Reason to Hope raised $10,000.

"It's a networking event that brings together new supporters," Foster said. "There will also be a presentation about Alzheimer's disease."

Kristin Kannoy-Spear will be the guest speaker at Reason to Hope.

For more information on the legislative prioroties event or Reason to Hope, call the Alzheimer's Association at (217) 228-1111 or (800) 272-3900. Information is also available online at www.alz.org/illinoiscentral website.

 

-- seighinger@whig.com/221-3377

 

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