Alzheimer’s and Dementia Education


Christine John-Fuller, Alzheimer’s Association
980-498-7737 (office)/704-604-9639 (cell)     

Alzheimer’s Association to Host Dementia Education Workshop in Pitt County

GREENVILLE, N.C., June 22, 2022 – The Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter, in partnership with the Farmville Public Library, is hosting a three-part dementia education on the third Monday of every month from July through September at Farmville Public Library located at 4275 W. Church Street.

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging, but more than 6 million Americans and 180,000 North Carolina residents are living with it. This series is designed to provide a general understanding of the disease for any with interest or concern.

Part 1 – “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s” – will take place on Monday, July 18 from 5-6 p.m. Attendees will become familiar with the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, the difference between normal aging and will find out how to recognize the signs in themselves or others.

Part 2 – “Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia” – will take place on Monday, Aug. 15 from 5-6 p.m. Those in attendance will learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s and the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia. They will also explore the stages and risk factors and hear about current research and treatments available for some symptoms.

Part 3 – “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research” – will take place on Monday, Sept. 19 from 5-6 p.m. Attendees will learn about the lifestyle habits that may keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. Overview will include research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement.

“Programs like this series are designed to let those impacted by Alzheimer’s know that we are here for them from the beginning of a diagnosis and throughout their journey with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia,”  said Lisa Roberts, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter. “This is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to be prepared to meet the changes ahead and live well for as long as possible.”

The three-part workshop is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, as well as the care and support resources and services that are available. Registration is strongly suggested to ensure space for all attendees. To sign for up any workshop in the series, visit or call 800-272-3900.

“Education is a powerful tool, and this dementia education series will increase awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia and give a great understanding about topics such as how healthy habits could impact cognitive decline,” said Angie Bates, director of the Farmville Public Library. “We encourage the community to learn what you can do for yourself and your loved ones at this series of programs.”

Additional Facts and Figures: (

  • An estimated 6.5 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia, including 180,000 North Carolina residents, a number estimated to grow to as many as 210,000 by 2025.
  • Nationally, more than 11 million caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. In North Carolina, 356,000 caregivers provide a total of 514 million hours of unpaid care, valued at a total of $7.3 billion.
  • One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.
  • Nearly two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s⁠—3.9 million—are women.
  • Older non-Hispanic Blacks and Hispanic Americans are disproportionately more likely than older whites to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

About Farmville Public Library:

Serving as the community of Farmville’s information and learning hub, the library’s services and materials continue to grow and evolve. In the library’s 17,000 square foot facility,  patrons have access to more than 35,000 books, regularly scheduled lifelong learning programs, children’s learning activities, computer and wireless Internet access, meeting space, reference service, and downloadable resources such as eBooks. In addition, patrons have access to more than 7 million items from around the state through the NC Cardinal consortium. For more information, visit:

About the Alzheimer’s Association®:

The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®.

About the Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter:

The Eastern North Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in 51 eastern North Carolina counties. It offers opportunities to get involved and to make a difference, in addition to a variety of services including: a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs and care consultations. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease, or the Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter, visit or call 800-272-3900. For the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Christine John-Fuller, Alzheimer’s Association
980-498-7737 (office)/704-604-9639 (cell)