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ALBANY, NY (Friday, June 8, 2012) — The Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York will present an informational session titled, “Know the 10 Warning Signs-The Importance of Early Diagnosis.” The session will be held on Wednesday, June 13 at 2 p.m. at Eastwyck Village, the Capital Region’s newest luxury retirement living community, located at 1720 Best Road in Rensselaer.

This is the first of a two-part series that will take place in the Great Room of the Eastwyck Village Clubhouse.
Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease is critical because the indicators are often dismissed as inevitable parts of normal aging. This workshop will address early warning signs, as well as commonly held fears about Alzheimer’s and dementia.

“We’re excited to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association and offer this educational program to our residents and the general public,” said Eastwyck Village’s Retirement Counselor Amy VanderPloeg. “These issues are becoming increasingly relevant, so greater awareness by everyone is essential.”

The next session of the series is called “Laughter is the Best Medicine” and will be held at the same venue on Tuesday, July 10 at 2 p.m.

The Northeastern New York Chapter is one of more than 70 Alzheimer's Association chapters serving communities across the United States. Part of its mission is to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

For more information on the local chapter, call 518-867-4999 or visit

Eastwyck Village is an elegant, 144-unit senior retirement community for seniors 62 and older. Minutes from Albany, Troy and East Greenbush, the facility offers a relaxed, independent and maintenance-free lifestyle for its residents with plenty of time to participate in the activities they enjoy. For more information, call 518-874-1638 or visit