Former Governor speaks on Alzheimer's caregivers in La Crosse

Speech part of Geriatric Symposium

Former Governor speaks on Alzheimer's...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A former governor was in La Crosse Friday, hoping to shed light on the most common form of dementia.

Mayo Clinic hosted its Geriatric's Healthcare Symposium Friday morning. Former Wisconsin governor Marty Schreiber was the keynote speaker.

Schreiber focused on Alzheimer's and his experience caring for his wife, who suffers from the condition. The former governor also touched on the difficulties caregivers face as loved ones begin to lose function.

"Many times because a person with dementia does not always exhibit the tendencies of dementia when they're with friends, friends and neighbors don't understand what the caregiver is going through,” said Former Wisconsin Governor Marty Schreiber.

A book Schreiber authored was for sale at the event. Proceeds from book sales will go to Alzheimer's Association support programs.

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