Health professionals gather for annual Alzheimer’s Conference


Health professionals from around the state gathered Thursday in the fight against Alzheimer’s. 

Alzheimer’s disease currently affects 39,000 people in New Mexico, putting the state ahead of the national trend. 

Experts estimate a 35 percent increase in local diagnoses by 2025. 

The annual New Mexico Alzheimer’s Conference provides health care professionals with the chance to exchange knowledge critical to improving patient care in New Mexico. 

“So that there really is a basis in New Mexico for an understanding of Alzheimer’s and dementia,” Gary Giron said. 

Seminars on research advancement, cultural challenges of the disease, and ways to support patients and their families were all on the agenda. 

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