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“Reason to Hope” Breakfast

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ASHLAND, Ore. — Thursday morning, the Oregon Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association announced it is opening an office in Southern Oregon. Right now, it’s based out of Portland and Eugene, but in July, the services will expand to our area of the state.

A local clinical neuropsychologist says it will help the association have a direct impact on local’s lives.

“It’s a disease that takes a tremendous amount of work for the people who are providing care for them; it’s also a devastating disease financially, it’s the third most common cause of death in our elderly,” explained Dr. Michael Villanueva.

The “Reason to Hope Community Breakfast” was MC’d by NewsWatch 12′s Danielle Craig. The goal of the fundraising event was to raise money to continue research and support for those with Alzheimer’s.