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On ‘The Impact:’ Details about the state’s first Alzheimer’s plan

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This week on “The Impact,” host Anita Kissee looks at details of the state’s first Alzheimer’s plan to address the growing needs related to the disease.

The Legislature passed a bill last year providing authorization to develop an Alzheimer’s Disease Plan for Washington. The state Department of Social and Health Services recently released a 153-page draft of the plan.

On the show, Kissee meets with a patient who is struggling with the disease. Kissee also interviews Bob LeRoy from the Alzheimer’s Association and Bea Rector of the Dept. of Social and Health Services.

The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting 11 town hall meetings across the state in October and November to discuss the draft plan — dates and locations are available here. Anyone who suspects elder abuse can call the state’s hotline at 1-866-ENDHARM.

Also on the show — details about the upcoming Combined Fund Drive masquerade ball on Oct. 24 at the state Capitol, which is expected to draw up to 600 people. The Combined Fund Drive is a way for public employees to give to charity through payroll contributions and fundraising events.

“The Impact” airs Wednesday, Oct. 7th at 7 &10 p.m.