Association kicks off National Alzheimer's Disease Month

   JOHNSON CITY -- The Alzheimer's Association Northeast Tennessee Chapter will kick off National Alzheimer's Disease Month in November.
   The organization is sponsoring its first annual candlelight service in honor or in memory of those who are affected by Alzheimer's Disease. The event is for families and caregivers touched by the disease.
   The service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 2211 E. Lakeview Drive, at 4 p.m. A reception will follow the service.
   The Alzheimer's Association's Northeast Tennessee Chapter provides area families, caregivers and the public with programs and services, including family support groups, 24-hour help-lines, multi-media reference library, free literature and free newsletters.
   November has been National Alzheimer's Disease Month since 1983. This special month raises awareness of Alzheimer's Disease, highlights people with the disease and their families and emphasizes the importance of finding treatments, prevention and a cure.
   To place your loved one's name on the list to be read during the service, for more information, or to request the brochure, "Is it Alzheimer's? 10 Warning Signs You Should Know," call 928-4080.