Governor, First Lady attend annual Alzheimer's and law enforcement symposium in Forsyth

First Lady Sandra Deal and Gov. Nathan Deal at the Alzheimer's Symposium in Forsyth / Ronshad Berry (WGXA)

FORSYTH, Ga. -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and his wife were in Forsyth on Friday speaking at the Symposium on Alzheimer's and Related Dementias and Law Enforcement.

It was day two of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's training to better protect at-risk adults around the state.

The Governor and First Lady spoke on their personal experiences in dealing with a family member with the disease.

Additionally, Gov. Deal said it is great to be a national leader in the criminal justice field when it comes to mental health care.

"We're very proud that this is a outgrowth, quite frankly, of our overall criminal justice reform," he said. "We certainly have been well received and other states have looked at what we've done all across the spectrum in terms of criminal justice reform. I think it's also important that we lead the country as much as we can in these side areas things that sometimes are overlooked."

This is the fifth year of the symposium. The Governor and First Lady have attended every year.

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