Yent talks Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Published 2:31 pm Friday, September 28, 2018

Emily Yent, representing the Bainbridge Alzheimer’s Association, brought the Bainbridge Lions Club up to date Wednesday on plans for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Yent said that activities will begin on the square in downtown Bainbridge. Registration will be at 9 a.m. and the walk will get underway at 9:30 a.m.

Interested walkers can contact Dan Phillips at (404) 654-7677 or at dphillips@alz.

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“Everyone should know the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s,” Yent said. “The number one sign is memory loss that disrupts daily life, the number two sign is challenges in planning or solving problems, and the number three challenge is difficulty completing familiar tasks.”

Yent said the fourth and fifth signs are confusion with time or place and trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships. She listed the sixth through tenth signs as new problems with words in speaking or writing, misplacing things and losing the ability to trace steps, decreased or poor judgment, withdrawal from work or social activities and changes in mood and personality.

Yent further told the Lions that further information about Alzheimer’s referral education and care can be obtained by accessing or by calling 1-800-272-3900.

“They are here to offer help all day, every day,” she said. “If you or someone you know are experiencing any Alzheimer’s warning signs, they should see a doctor immediately. The Association is here to advise and help.”

Following her remarks, Bainbridge Lions Club president Michael Jarrett presented Yent with a $250 check for the Alzheimer’s Association and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.