Alzheimer’s Association to host town hall event

Alzheimer’s Association to host town hall event

There are currently more than 110,000 people in Washington living with Alzheimer’s and that number is expected to rise to more than 140,000 in the next seven years.

The Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter is inviting people to participate in a free public policy Town Hall, taking place Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Corbin Senior Center in Spokane.

This annual community event gives people the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of local leaders about public policy and legislation related to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

The disease is currently the third leading cause of death in the state and costs Washington taxpayers $497 million a year in Medicaid costs.