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Free Alzheimer’s and Dementia Lecture on April 17

Free Alzheimer’s and Dementia Lecture on April 17

Two experts will present information on Alzheimer’s and dementia during a free lecture on April 17, 2024, in Lompoc. 

The Lompoc Hospital District Foundation lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center, 1120 W. Ocean Ave. Guest speakers for the presentation are Jordana Lawrence, program and education manager and Research Champion for the Alzheimer’s Association in Ventura County, and Laura DeLoye, program and education manager for the association in San Luis Obispo County. Lawrence was previously a volunteer support group facilitator for eight years and helped her mother through the disease. DeLoye coordinates the association's support groups, education, information, and referrals. 

The duo will discuss the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and inform attendees about the latest research in these fields. 

The lecture is part of the Foundation’s Community Education Committee’s ongoing series of free public presentations. The Foundation’s next lecture will be on May 15 at 6 p.m. Lompoc Health’s Dr. Justin Chang will speak about “Understanding Rotator Cuff Injuries.” The lecture will also be at the DeWees Center.