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Hundreds Turn Out for Alzheimer's Conference

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- Americans seemed to be touched in some way by Alzheimer's. Wednesday, caregivers, medical providers and social workers learned more about coping with the disease.

The groups gathered on the campus of Union University to better understand the progression, challenges and ways to care for those who suffer from the disease.

The featured speaker was Teepa Snow, an occupational therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience.

Those attending learned through interactive activities during the training session.

"Get that education. Learn how to cope with caring for people that they love and also be able to provide more for their own lives. So that they can be restored and renewed," said Jan Boud, who has been impacted by Alzheimer's.

Medical professions say if you need help concerning Alzheimer's, you should contact your medical provider for assistance.
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