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Symposium held to educate Alzheimer's disease patients' caregivers

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A symposium was held Friday to help Region 8 residents take better care of relatives dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

People filed into the Southwest Church of Christ in Jonesboro to listen to several experts discuss potential issues and solutions.

Community Education Specialist Brad Hyde with Delta Medical Center said one of the biggest problems caregivers face is a lack of information.

“A need in the community for this particular sort of event for them to gain education, be aware of support groups, be aware of facilities and organizations that can provide them with all the help that they need,” Hyde said.

Around 60 people attended the event.

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