"It's very heartbreaking."
Pat Jones is talking about how hard it is to take care of a person with Alzheimer’s Disease.
"My mother had Alzheimer's disease."
That’s why Jones started the Alzheimer’s Resource Center.
Over the years it’s teamed up with more than two dozen vendors and healthcare professionals to create the Alzheimer’s Conference.
"We have a lot of people who come from out of town who come to our conference."
Doctor David Geldmacher came from Birmingham.
"We have some wonderful technologies in the research department now that lets us find Alzheimer's disease before the person begins to forget."
Memory loss is one of the most recognized and frustrating symptoms of the disease, but Geldmacher says there are several ways to slow down its progression.
"Regular physical exercise, eating a healthy diet with brightly colored fruits and vegetables, and maintaining mental activation skills."
The all day event offered an all access look at some of the latest research available to Alzheimer’s patients.
"We have books, videos, we have a lot of educational materials."
All Valuable information to help families through each stage of the disease.