LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia disorders, affecting as many as 5 million Americans. That includes over 100,000 Arkansans.
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the brain and results in impaired memory, thinking, and behavior.
On this Medical Monday, Today's THV is playing an advocacy role in shedding light on a disease that steals from both patients and their loved ones.
THV's Ashley Blackstone sat down with Priscilla Pittman of Alzheimer's Arkansas on 'Today's THV This Morning' to talk about a new program called Memory Cafe.
Every 3rd Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. Alzheimer's Arkansas and Starbucks will be offering the opportunity for individuals who are experiencing memory loss, along with their family members to gather informally. The group will meet at the Starbucks on Chenal Parkway in Little Rock. Come share with people who understand and care. For information call Priscilla at 501-224-0021.
And if you are a caregiver of someone with Alzheimer's, you can contact the 24/7 Caregiver Helpline at 501-913-1878.