Alzheimer's Association holds annual summit in San Antonio

Alzheimer's disease was center stage on Thursday in San Antonio at the Alzheimer's Association's annual summit.

Alzheimer's disease was center stage Thursday in San Antonio at the Alzheimer's Association's annual summit.

The summit is an all-day seminar for healthcare providers, caretakers, and Alzheimer's patients. The session gives those attending a chance to share their personal stories and helps others who may be struggling with the disease itself and may not know where they can go to get the help they need.

"The greatest 'ah-ha' moment for me was the expression, 'Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain,'" said keynote speaker Margo Ewing Woodacre, whose husband passed away from Alzheimer's disease.

"The more you know, the better you can do your job. And the resources are there, and the Alzheimer's Association is there for people. So it's a great help," caregiver Denise Haley said.

The Alzheimer's Association says more than half of all American's know somebody who has Alzheimer's.

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