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For more information on dementia awareness:

For more information

To schedule a dementia awareness training, contact Jody Loseth, lead educator for the West Central Dementia Awareness Network, at 320-444-8027 or

Four types of curriculum are available: "Know the 10 Signs," Dementia basics, Dementia Friendly @ Work and Dementia Friends.

The West Central Dementia Awareness Network also will host a monthly series of education sessions from September through December at the Willmar Public Library.

The first presentation, "Dementia Friends," will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 21. It is free and open to the public.

More information about the West Central Dementia Awareness Network can be found online at

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