Alzheimer?s will be the focus of April 27 60+ program

Kathy Sikes, program director for the Alzheimer?s Associa?tion in central and western Kansas, will present a program titled ?Dementia and Alz?heimer?s: Finding Our Way Through the Maze,? at the April 27 Tabor College ?60+? Learning in Retirement Program.

The session will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center.

While there is no immunity against these debilitating brain diseases, Sikes will describe simple steps, including diet and exercise, to help keep the mind sharp.

Sikes, who lives in Wichita, coordinates Alzheimer?s Association programs in 68 counties in Kansas, working directly with families, patients and the general public to support those facing the disease and expand awareness of Alzheimer?s disease and its effects on the family and society.

She also helps professional caregivers improve care for those with Alzheimer?s.

Sikes holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from Oklahoma City University and a master?s in communications from Wichita State.

Previously, she taught communications and humanities courses at Cowley College, Butler County Community College and Southwestern College.

The public is welcome to attend all Learning in Retire?ment programs. Fees are $3 per session or $15 per semester ($28 per couple).

Registration and discount cards for lunch in the cafeteria will be available at the door during the half hour before the meeting.

For more information, contact Connie Isaac, coordinator at 620-947-3121, 947-5964, or

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