Alzheimer's disease is a disease that robs the patient of their memory and other important mental functions. It is devastating not only to the patient, but also the family and caregivers.

Alzheimer's disease is a disease that robs the patient of their memory and other important mental functions. It is devastating not only to the patient, but also the family and caregivers. 

Alzheimer’s Arkansas is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Arkansas families affected by any kind of dementia. Funds raised are used solely for services to Arkansas families. Services are free to the families. 

On Friday, Sept. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Alzheimer's Arkansas will present a workshop for caregivers. This free educational workshop entitled Hope for the Future is for individuals caring for people with memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer's disease and will be held at UAMS-East, 1393 Highway 242 South.

The organization will host the Walk of Love on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 8 to 11 a.m. at UAMS-East. They are looking for sponsors and teams to participate. Contact Stephanie Cooke at 501-920-7729.  If interested in being a sponsor or participating in the walk.