PEMBROKE — The Lumber River Council of Governments will be hosting a Dementia Capable North Carolina Workshop on Tuesday.
The workshop is part of the roll-out of North Carolina’s plan to address Alzheimer’s disease. North Carolina’s plan, Dementia Capable North Carolina, will be incorporated into the National Alzheimer’s Project, which aims to make the treatment, research and care for people with Alzheimer’s disease a national health care priority with the goal of finding a cure by 2025.
All states were federally mandated to develop their own plans to meet the needs of a growing population with dementia as the “Baby Boomer” generation ages. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5 million American’s are living with the disease, which kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined.
“The costs for long-term Alzheimer’s care during the next 10 years will result in a staggering increase in health-care costs so finding a cure is imperative to us as both taxpayers and concerned citizens,” a statement from the Council of Governments says.
The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and is free to attend. Call 910-618-5533 to reserve a seat. The workshop will be held in the conference room at the Lumber River Council of Governments, 30 C.J. Walker Road in COMtech Park.