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Dementia Awareness Week starts Monday

BEMIDJI—Northwoods Caregivers and the ACT on Alzheimer's Giiwidenong Committee have announced events for this year's Dementia Awareness Week, which starts Monday.

Topic discussions will be held at several Bemidji locations, Adult Day Services, 620 Carr Lake Road SE; Bemidji Senior Activity Center, 216 Third St. NW, Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave. NW and Neilson Place, 1000 Anne St. NW.

Topics including "The Basics on Dementia," "Healthy Living for you Brain & Body" and "Caregivers' Lessons Learned" will be presented throughout the week. For a full schedule of events and educational opportunities, visit

On Saturday, Sept. 22, the Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held at 9 a.m. at the Sanford Center.

Registration is not required and all events are provided at no cost. For more information or questions, contact Northwoods Caregivers at (218) 333-8264 or The week is supported in part by the Minnesota Board on Aging.