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Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s Book Review

August 24, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Marilou Bork

Marilou Bork, one of the founders of Elder Care, will present a book review at Elder Care on Thursday, August 24. She will be discussing Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s written by Joanne Koenig Coste.

Bork will cover the practical insights that author Coste shares about Alzheimer’s disease. Topics include: coping with the diagnoses and adjusting to the progression of the disease, helping the patient talk about the illness, facing the issue of not driving and how to deal with wandering, paranoia and aggression.

After hearing the concerns and questions that Alzheimer’s disease can bring to families, friends, and the patients suffering from this disease, I think this is a timely book that needs to be shared,” says Bork.  “Sometimes we avoid a friend who has Alzheimer’s due to our own discomfort. This book can help us feel more comfortable in communicating with those with the illness and help reduce the patient’s fear and isolation.

It is estimated that more than 6 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s. An estimated 6.7 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in 2023. Seventy-three percent are age 75 or older. About 1 in 9 people age 65 and older (10.7%) has Alzheimer’s.

Bork is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in the field of aging for over 30 years. She has a Masters of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. Bork was one of the original founders of Elder Care in 1983 and has since worked primarily in the mental health field.

The Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s book review is part of Elder Care’s 2023 “Alzheimer’s in our Community” seminar series.

Free Attendance. RSVP to Elder Care by August 21. Call (918) 336-8500.


August 24, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

About Elder Care

Elder Care’s mission is to ensure that mature adults live happy, healthy, independent lives. We are a non-profit organization designed to be the central coordinator of services for mature adults and their families. We take pride in being a professional resource for aging services in Washington, Nowata, and Osage counties.

Have Questions?

Angie Thompson
Elder Care Development Director
(918) 336-8500