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Alzheimer's Education Conference

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More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease.  A conference in Springfield today gathered hundreds of medical professionals to share ideas about how to prevent the disease. Doctors say good nutrition exercise sleep and stress control can delay the onset of early dementia. Patients who have diabetes, depression and are smokers have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's. There is no cure for the disease, but medical professionals agree more research on the subject is needed.

"We really don't have a president for a good cure for neuro degenerative disorders. What medicine has been successful at are effective treatments or even cures for infectious diseases," says Doctor Ronald Zec, Associate Professor of Neurology.

Today's conference was sponsored by SIU's center for Alzheimer disease. It's only one of three state supported centers in Illinois.

Alzheimer's Education Conference


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