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Tyler recognized as Dementia Friendly Community; efforts to increase awareness of the disease underway

Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County Executive Director Stephanie Taylor has seen how those affected by the disease can become isolated.
Most adults with Alzheimer’s are 65 years or older.

TYLER, Texas — An uncontrollable outburst or failure to remember familiar names or faces can cause those living with dementia to needlessly withdraw from public life.

Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County Executive Director Stephanie Taylor has seen how those affected by the disease can become isolated.

“We had a gentleman who came to the Alzheimer’s Alliance that had quit going to church,” she said. “He quit going to church because he couldn’t remember the names of the people in his Sunday school class."

You can read more about this story from our partners at the Tyler Morning Telegraph.