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Join the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association for this monthly noon-hour speaker series. Enjoy a luncheon buffet, an informative presentation and engaging discussion with UW-Eau Claire experts.

Reservations are requested for Let's Do Lunch sessions, which are open to the public. The ticket price of $15 per session includes the presentation, buffet, beverage, tax and tip. To make reservations, call 715-836-3266 or email alumni@uwec.edu.

Alzheimer's Disease: A Growing Concern for Communities

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Noon-1 p.m.
Eau Claire Golf & Country Club
828 Clubview Lane, Altoona

The featured speakers are Lisa Wells, dementia care specialist with the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County, and Brianna Foat, chair of the UW-Eau Claire student organization Students for Alzheimer's Awareness. Awareness of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their impact on the community as a whole is an emerging focus. Alzheimer’s disease is already straining Wisconsin's long-term care system, and the number of people affected is expected to increase dramatically as the baby boomer generation ages.

Currently, more than 115,000 people are living with dementia in Wisconsin, and by 2040 the number will be more than 242,000. A key priority of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is to improve the quality of life for all who are affected by dementia. This discussion will include information on the Wisconsin Dementia Care System Redesign plan and initiatives occurring in Eau Claire and around the state.

For more information, contact the Alumni Association at alumni@uwec.edu or 715-836-3266.

Future presentations:

• April 26: Greg Kocken — Headline History: Campus History as Told by The Spectator
• May 31: Dr. Justin Patchin — Teen Technology Use and Misuse: Keeping Kids Safe Online