Around 5.3 million people in the United States suffer from Alzheimer's disease, according to the Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend.

As the population of older residents in the community grows the Alice Public Library, located at 401 East Third Street, will host an Alzheimer's Support Group on Tuesday, June 27 starting at 4 p.m.

The purpose of the support group is to present facts about Dementia, learn to recognize and manage the disease, and give resources for family caregivers.

Alzheimer's disease attacks the brain and causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time that interfere with everyday activities.

Alzheimer's is a form of dementia and accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases, according to the agency.

For more information on Alzheimer's or the event contact Felipa Lopez Wilmot at 361-883-3935 ext. 5153 or via email at felipa@cbcogaaa.org.