Experts say the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to more than triple in the next few decades from five million today, to more than 16 million by 2050 unless a cure is found.

Thursday, September 21 is “Alzheimer’s Learning Day”, a day people are encouraged to learn more about the disease and other dementia disorders and educate others.

As the number of individuals with Alzheimer’s grows, communities need to adapt and become more accessible to those living with dementia-related diseases.

Home Instead Senior Care owner and executive director Vitaly Salo appeared on KARE 11 News at 11 to invite everyone to participate in two free live training webinars featuring leading experts in Alzheimer’s
and dementia care.

Home Instead Senior Care in Burnsville will also conduct a free workshop. The event is Thursday, Sept 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information about Home Instead Senior Care’s Alzheimer’s Learning Day, tips for respectfully interacting with someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia or to register for the free workshops, go to

To learn more about Alzheimer’s and other dementia, take these five steps

  1. Learn more about the symptoms and signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
  2. Read an article about Alzheimer’s. Articles about Alzheimer’s can be found here.
  3. Watch and share the “I Will Remember You” video.
  4. Take an E-Learning Class about Alzheimer's and dementia.
  5. Spread the word. Take the Home Instead Alzheimer’s Learning Day pledge and share on your social media channels why you are participating.