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World Alzheimer's Day: Recognizing a leading public health issue, fighting stigma

Posted at 6:34 PM, Sep 21, 2021

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Tuesday is World Alzheimer's Day. It's a day dedicated to education about Alzheimer's disease and the warning signs.

3 News Now Anchor Courtney Johns sat down with Executive Director of the Nebraska Alzheimer's Association, Sharon Stephens, to talk more about the disease.

“It's a day where we bring into focus Alzheimer's disease and those who are on the journey. We find there can be a stigma around this, those living with the disease or the caregivers. This one day helps us really focus on, and bring into a public light, to talk more about it, that stigma is still there. And if I could help erase that or eliminate that it's the nation's leading public health issue. And we should be talking about it,” said Stephens.

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