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Legislator Bontempi Hosts Alzheimer’s Program


By Maureen Daly

Suffolk Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-Centerport) hosted a recent program in Cold Spring Harbor, to alert the public to the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease – and how to get timely treatment.

Bontempi joined with the Alzheimer’s Association Long Island chapter to deliver an informative presentation on “The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s.”

The event took place at Cold Spring Harbor Library and drew people of varying ages interested in the sensitive subject matter.

Over 6 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s Disease.

“Alzheimer’s is a major issue that affects both individuals and families,” said Bontempi. “Being aware of the warning signs can put those involved in a much better position to deal with the condition and seek treatment when the issues appear.”

The program outlined the signs most associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s, and educated the attendees on assessment, test and other helpful resources available. The importance of early detection was made very clear.

The 10 warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease include:

- Memory loss that disrupts daily life

- Changes in planning or solving problems

- Difficulty in completing familiar tasks

- Confusion with time or place

- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships

- New problems with the written or spoken word

- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps

- Decreased or poor judgment

- Withdrawal from work or social activities

- Changes in mood and personality

To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter, along with their programs and resources, please contact Legislator Stephanie Bontempi or visit: HTTPS://WWW.ALZ.ORG/LONGISLAND.ORG.

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