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Living Well In Yalobusha County

4-H Partners With MSU Football For Special Day

By Pamela Redwine

Do you like to bake?
Are you the one family members always ask to bake that special birthday cake?
If you answered yes, then you might be interested in the Cake Decorating Class series offered by the Yalobusha County Exten-sion Service. The classes are provided through the Family and Consumer Science Program at the Yalobusha Extension Service and will be instructed by Connie Emel of Celebration Creation.      
The class dates are September 3, 5, 10 and 12 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. each night.  The cost of the class is $30, which will cover all of the tools and supplies you will need for the class. You will be asked to bring homemade icing to several classes and a cake to the last class to decorate.  Payment should be made to be registered for the class.  The last day to register is August 26, or when class is full. The class is limited to 10 participants. For more information please contact Pamela Redwine at 675-2730.
The Healthy You Exercise class meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. The class is free and is open to the public. Please wear cool comfortable clothes, good walking shoes and bring water to drink.
The 4-H Clover Buds and the “older group” met on Thursday, August 15, at the Extension Office.    The topic of the program was Pet Care. County Director Brent Gray was the presenter and he talked to the youth about the responsibility of owning pets and how to take care of pets. The focus was mostly on dogs, cats and horses.
Attention 4-H members and volunteers! MSU football will soon be here and once again this year they have teamed up with 4-H to offer a 4-H Day at MSU football. The event will be Saturday, September 21.  MSU will face Troy State University. Tickets are $15 and includes: game day ticket, t-shirt and tailgating. Tickets can be purchased thru the Yalobusha County Extension Office.  Checks must be made payable to MSU 4-H.  The deadline to purchase your tickets is Friday, August 30.  Members and volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to and from event.
Several months ago I attended a training on Alzheimer’s Disease which was presented by a representative from the Alzheimer’s Association. I have heard of the disease all of my life. I have even known people that had the disease. But this training was such an eye opener to this terrible disease.
If you have a group that would like to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, I have two presentations that I will be glad to present: Know The 10 Signs.
This presentation was designed for an audience interested in learning more about the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. It is for anyone experiencing signs of memory loss or other unaccountable changes in behavior that makes them think that something is different or is wrong with their health.  
The second program:  The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. This program was designed to provide you with the basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. Each program is approximately an hour long. I will begin scheduling these programs for September.  Please contact me, Pamela Redwine, at 675-2730 or pamelar@ to schedule one of these programs for your group.

What exactly is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Ten years ago, few Americans had ever heard of Alzheimer’s disease. Yet, today, this progressive and irreversible brain disease is recognized as one of the most devastating maladies of our time.
Alzheimer’s disease causes a steady decline in memory and is the leading cause of dementia or the loss of intellectual abilities, thinking, remembering and reasoning–severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning at work or home.
An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzhei-mer’s disease, nearly 53,000 in Mississippi.  Alzhei-mer’s disease affects people regardless of sex, race, ethnic group or socio-economic circumstances. It is the seventh leading cause of death among American adults.
With the graying of the American population, Alzheimer’s disease will be the epidemic of the 21st Century. By the time baby boomers reach the age of greatest risk, 14 million Americans will have the disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. In 2011, every 69 seconds someone in America develops Alzhei-mers. By mid-century, the annual total number of newly diagnosed cases of Alzheimer’s are projected to double the 2011 rate in the U.S.
Source: Living with Alzheimer’s: A resource guide for families and caregivers.

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