WESTERLY — The Alzheimer's Association, Rhode Island Chapter, will host a community town hall conversation on cognitive health Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Westerly Library.
Interested residents of Hopkinton, Richmond, Charlestown and Westerly are welcome: persons living with dementia, family and professional caregivers, health and long-term care workers, curious citizens, students, state and local legislators, community leaders and first responders.
The event is part of a series of community conversations on cognitive health across the state to collect input from residents whose lives have been affected by the disease.
According to the association, more than 23,000 Rhode Island residents are living with the disease. The association predicts that the number will grow in the next few years as the population ages.
The association provides care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.