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A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota receives grant for Alzheimer’s support

“These funds support not only people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, but their family and friends, who play such a critical role in caregiving."

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ST. PAUL — A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota, Slayton, is one of 11 Minnesota organizations that will be able to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, promote early diagnosis and connect caregivers to resources, thanks to a grant from the Minnesota Board on Aging.

Nearly $750,000 was awarded to the 11 organizations across the state. Of that, A.C.E. received $57,000 for a series of dementia education events, early identification screenings with area health care providers, caregiving support activities, and health and wellness education offerings in Cottonwood, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Redwood and Rock counties.

“These funds support not only people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, but their family and friends, who play such a critical role in caregiving,” said Kari Benson, executive director of the Minnesota Board on Aging. “Alzheimer’s alone impacts some 100,000 Minnesotans over age 65 — a number that will grow 20% by 2025.”

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