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Health notes

Alzheimer’s disease

Eleonora Lad, an assistant professor of ophthalmology and retina specialist at Duke University Medical Center, will speak about “Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease: The Latest Discoveries in Eye Imaging” 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29 at The Ivey Memory Wellness Day Center, 6030 Park South Drive.

Lad will describe new research that suggests Alzheimer's disease could be diagnosed with eye imaging years before other symptoms appear. She recently presented her findings at an international Alzheimer’s conference in Australia.

Make reservations by Oct. 27: 704-909-2070; With advance notice, care for loved ones is available during the presentation.

Veterans’ benefits

War veterans and family members can learn about Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance Benefit at a free event 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at The Laurels and The Haven at Highland Creek, 6101 Clarke Creek Parkway. Aid and Attendance is part of veterans’ pension benefit that may offset costs of assisted living, skilled nursing or home care. Reservations: Liz Morris,, 704-947-8050.

Karen Garloch