Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease

Last week, our Regional Director of Programs, Paula Harder gave a presentation to the congregation at First United Methodist Church in Richlands about the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Jim Talbert of the Richlands News-Press attended the presentation and wrote a nice article about his experience.

“Everybody’s experience is different was the message Paula Harder presented at a seminar on recognizing the signs of Alzheimer’s April 19.

Harder, who is with Commonwealth Senior Living presented the program at First United Methodist Church in Richlands.  Harder said dementia is only genetic when it is the early onset type.

She said the brain becomes blocked in the same way cars would be blocked if tunnels collapsed.  Daily habits and work life change when the disease first starts.  Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia which is not a disease but a word that covers all symptoms.  “Different types of dementia require different types of treatment,’ she said.”

His full article can be read here.

We will continue our educational series at First United Methodist Church in Richlands over the next few months. If you are interested in attending, please contact Philip Carter for details at If you are a community group interested in having one of our experts present on this subject, please reach out to Erika Gennari at