The Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter is bringing their statewide educational promotion to the Morton Library.  They will host the program, Know the Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters, at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 10 at 315 W. Pershing Street.

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If individuals believe they or someone they know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection allows for a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Attendees will learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs. Presenters will also separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America.

Snacks, door prizes and games will help make this a fun event for everyone.

Community Educator, Rita McCarthy, will present and take questions following the program.

The end of Alzheimer’s disease starts here.  To register for this program offered at no cost, call 800.272.3900 or register online at