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Alzheimer's Continued from page 26 Facilitator for the initial meet- ings will be Gaynelle Straughan, MSW staff developmenl/inservice education with Methodist Manor House in Seaford. Straughan, who resides in Bethel, has a long history of work- ing with Alzheimer families and is also vice president of the state chapter's Board of Directors. For more information on the new sup- port group and on others in the state, call (800) 219-7666. At the same meeting, the need to develop a Sussex County Advi- sory board as an adjunct to the state Board of Directors was addressed. Through current chap- ter demographics and census pro- jections for Sussex County, ser- vices to Alzheimer and dementia patients/families in that area need expansion. Sussex County is projected to have a major increase impending in the number of elderly persons retiring to the area. Currently, it is estimated that there are over 10,000 Alzheimer patients in Delaware with over 1/3 residing in Sussex County. The new advisory board and the Delaware Chapter office will conduct an awareness and needs survey throughout Sussex to determine the level of services that are needed for those coping with Alzheimer's disease. As service needs are identified, programs and services will be expanded to meet those rising needs. The advisory board will also work together to seek a solid funding base in the communities to facilitate this high level expan- sion. It is a goal of the chapter to work toward establishing a satel- lite office in Sussex County to provide greater support to local families. On Wednesday, March 6, the advisory board task group will meet at Millsboro Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 231 South Washington St., (Hwy. 24 and 1 13) in Millsboro at 10 a.m. Community leaders, business per- sons, healthcare professionals, clergy and caregivers/family members throughout Sussex County are encouraged to attend this planning meeting for the advi- sory board. For further information on the Sussex County Advisory Board of the Alzheimer's Association, call Andrea Carr, executive director, at (800) 219-7666 or Dennis Bak- er, Sr., administrator of Millsboro Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at 934-7300. Alzheimer's Disease is a chron- ic debilitating neurological disor- der that robs its victims of their ability to think, reason and judge, and live independently. Anyone can develop Alzheimer's Disease or one of the many related dementias - even an American President. The course of the disease can run form a two to 20 year dura- tion. Because of this broad time span, caregiver exhaustion and stress becomes a prime side effect of Alzheimer's. The people who suffer the most aren't always the ones who have the disease. To date, there is no successful treatment and no cure. Though the current picture is grim, the future is bright as each month and each year scientists get one step closer to solving the puz- zle in the maze of Alzheimer's MID-WINTER "WHITE" SPECIAL ALL CANAL AIDS REDUCED! * Sonotone $699 * AHS $799 Maico $849 Starkey $899 Gamma Programmable $1,199 HEARING AID ASSOCIATES Call 934-1471 Today m Millsboro - 2 miles north of Rt. 24 on Rt. 30 CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 23 - February 29, 1996 - 27 Carper presentation Gov. Thomas Carper joined representatives from the Delaware State Police and the Office of Highway Safety at the Burton Village Com- munity Center on Thursday, Feb. 15 to participate in a child safety seat distribution program. The program, which is part of a nationwide effort, has provided 150 child safety seats free of charge to low income families through- out Delaware. Maria San- taine, age 2 of Bridgeville, is seen here with Carper during his demonstration. Recipi- ents from Lucas Develop- ment, Burton Village and West Rehoboth were on hand to accept their safety seats and to receive proper instruction on installation. through ongoing research and intervention programs. In November of 1995, Ronald and Nancy Reagan announce the formation of the Ronald and Nan- cy Reagan Institute for Alzheimer's Research formed in coordination with the National Alzheimer's Association. This ne research institute will channel millions of dollars to biotech and research facilities in the hopes of finding an effective treatment, delaying the onset of Alzheimer's to a point where few ' would live long enough to have the disease and work toward a future cure. The Alzheimer's Association is the national voluntary health agency dedicated to research for the prevention, cure and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, and to providing sup- port and assistance to afflicted patients and their families. The mission of the Delaware Chapter is to ease the burden and advocate the needs of Delaware's patients, caregivers and families while sup- porting the association's efforts and keeping the community abreast of progress. For more information on Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias, call the Delaware Chapter at (800) 219-7666. ASSOCIATES IN MEDICINE, P.A. "Quality Internal Medicine" NANCY A. UNION, M.D. LISA O'CONNELL, M.D. PHIL STEIN, M.D., Ph.D. o Dr. Union Office Hours lO/hrs Week and Hospital Coverage Dr. O'Connell Formerly of Baylor and UCLA Medical Centers Office Hours 9-5 Mon-Fri Dr. Stein From Johns Hopkins - Will join the practice August I on a full-time, permanent basis Office Hours by Appointment 645-6644 119 W. Third Street Lewes, DE 19958 Ba yside H00Association Introduces: KARLA B. 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