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Alzheimer's Training Conference Teaches Big Bend Area Residents About the Disease

By: Jennifer Milton Email
By: Jennifer Milton Email

Some folks in the big bend who take care of loved one's with Alzheimer's Disease attended a special conference to learn more about it.

Around 120 people came to the 26th annual Alzheimer's Education and Training conference to hear Alzheimer's experts divulge the latest information about the disease, while many people received tips on how to take care of a loved one who has it.

A representative from The Alzheimer's Project says experts believe millions will be diagnosed with the disease in decades to come.

"Currently about 5 million American's have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and the Alzheimer's Association, which is a national program, estimates that by the year 2050, 14 to 16 million people will be affected by this disease," said James Smith.

Alzheimer's care givers also learned about the Florida Brain Bank, where people donate their loved one's brains after they pass away for further research and testing.


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