Hundreds of E. Texans learn about Alzheimer's and dementia | News
TYLER, TX (KLTV)- Around 300 people packed the Crosswalk Convention Center Friday afternoon to get some hands-on learning and insight about Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Medical professionals, caregivers and those with loved ones suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's learned how to care for those with memory loss.
They learned about the physical and mental challenges that those with the disease face everyday.
Bobbie Allen says her husband suffers from Alzheimer's and Friday's Dementia Care Conference can help her better understand her husband.
"It's very individual and talking to him and visiting with him. And maybe even educating others to become visitors in facilities or with Alzheimer's patients," said Bobbie.
Attendees were also able to take part in a virtual dementia tour.
The program showed participants what it actually feels like to suffer from dementia.
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