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Home Instead Senior Care offers free course in light of World Alzheimer's month

Course meant to help people learn more about alzheimer's disease

ROANOKE, Va. – The number of Americans living with Azheimer's disease is expected to more than triple in the next few decades.

As part of World Alzheimer's Month, the Home Instead Senior Care is inviting people to participate in a free training class at its facility at noon on Sept. 25.

The class is meant to encourage people to learn more about the disease which will help them respond to those living with the condition.

"One in 10 senior adults 65 years and older suffer from Alzheimer's disease. Since that is such a large number, anybody in the world is probably affected by this disease in some capacity. This is an opportunity that we are trying to provide for people to learn more on how to be able to deal with this disease," Abby Head, project coordinator at Home Instead Senior Care, said.

Those interested in participating must register by Sept. 21.

This is the first time the class has been offered.