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SHREVEPORT, La. - Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. While there's no cure for the disease, there are things you can do to help a loved one.

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It's about being hopeful, which is the theme of a symposium happening Saturday, Sept. 14 in Shreveport.

Dr. Mark Pippenger, is a behavioral neurologist with more than 20 years experience treating patients with Alzheimer's. He's also the keynote speaker at the event.

Eight years ago, Roslyn Tibbideaux Goodall was inspired to start the symposium.

Both Pippenger and Tibbideaux sat down with KTBS 3's Brenda Teele to talk about the importance of Alzheimer's awareness and the Hopeful 2019 Alzheimer's & Caregivers' Symposium which is happening Saturday, Sept. 14. It's from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2226 Murphy Street in Shreveport. The event is free.

Click here to register to attend.

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