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Alzheimers Disease Events

Alzheimer’s Disease events in Casper this Autumn:

Workshop, Book Signing, Reception & Author Discussion

On the book “The Inheritance: A Family on the Front Lines of the Battle Against Alzheimers Disease” featuring Niki Kapsambelis, Author of The Inheritance
Brought to you by:  Wyoming Dementia Care, Wyoming Center on Aging, and Mountain Plaza Assisted Living & Memory Care Community

 

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7th, 2017

 Casper, Wyoming

Both Workshop and Reception are FREE

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Healthcare Professional Workshop

Goodstein Foundation Library at Casper College, Rm. 215 | 125 College Drive, Casper

*In partnership with: Casper College

~2 Professional CE Credits will be available~

  • 12-1:00pm- Registration

  • 1-2:00pm- “Heroes Among Us: How Everyday People Are Changing The Course of Alzheimer’s History”  Niki Kapsambelis and Robin McIntyre

  • 2:00-2:30pm- “The Importance of Supporting caregivers in our community” Kelly Shipley- MSW, LCSW, Central Wyoming Counseling Center

  • 2:30-3:30pm- Panel Q&A and Discussion

  • 3:30-3:45 - Closing


Community Discussion & Reception

Natrona County Public Library | 307 E 2nd St, Casper

*In partnership with: Wind City Books, Natrona County Library & AARP

  • 6-7:00pm- “Heroes Among Us: How Everyday People Are Changing The Course of Alzheimer’s History”  Niki Kapsambelis and Robin McIntyre

  • 7-8:00pm – Panel Discussion:  Niki Kapsambelis, Robin McIntyre, David B. Wheeler, MD, PhD Chairman of Wyoming Dementia Care; Wyoming Neurological Associates

  • RECEPTION & Book Signing following the presentation and panel



About the Book & Author:
The Inheritance: A Family on the Front Lines of the Battle Against Alzheimer's DiseaseBy Niki Kapsambelis
An inspiring race against time: The courageous, hopeful story of the one family who may hold the key to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Every sixty-nine seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Of the top ten killers, it is the only disease for which there is no cure or treatment. For most people, there is nothing that they can do to fight back. But one family is doing all they can.

The DeMoe family has the most devastating form of the disease that there is: early onset Alzheimer’s, an inherited genetic mutation that causes the disease in 100 percent of cases, and has a 50 percent chance of being passed onto the next generation. Of the six DeMoe children whose father had it, five have inherited the gene; the sixth, Karla, has inherited responsibility for all of them. But rather than give up in the face of such news, the DeMoes have agreed to spend their precious, abbreviated years as part of a worldwide study that could utterly change the landscape of Alzheimer’s research and offers the brightest hope for future treatments—and possibly a cure.

Drawing from several years of in-depth research with this charming and upbeat family, journalist Niki Kapsambelis tells the story of Alzheimer’s through the humanizing lens of these ordinary people made extraordinary by both their terrible circumstances and their bravery. Their tale is intertwined with the dramatic narrative history of the disease, the cutting-edge research that brings us ever closer to a possible cure, and the accounts of the extraordinary doctors spearheading these groundbreaking studies. From the oil fields of North Dakota to the jungles of Colombia, this incredible narrative redefines courage in the face of one of the most pervasive and mysterious pandemics of our time.

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