Local Alzheimer’s association aims to get more resources

KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – More than 210,000 Ohioans are currently living with Alzheimer’s

And experts project that number to increase by nearly 20 percent by 2025.

That’s why the Alzheimer’s Association held a seminar today in Kettering.

Congressman Mike Turner was among those meeting with advocates and caregivers to discuss ways the community can ease the pain for seniors here in the Miami Valley living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Also telling her story today was Leanne Brown of Centerville.

She talked about the pain of watching her loved one slip away, as her mother lost her 10-year battle with the disease last year.

“She forgot how to do everything; brush her teeth, comb her hair, get dressed, get in the car, she forgot to tell us she loves us, hug us, talk, to communicate and finally she forgot how to breathe,” said teary-eyed Brown.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the disease is the 7th leading cause of death.

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