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NFL brings town-hall meeting on dementia to Michigan

DEARBORN, Mich. -- A town hall-style meeting on dementia being organized by the Morehouse School of Medicine and the NFL is touching down in Dearborn.

The Wednesday evening forum in the Detroit suburb is the 11th stop on a tour of communities with NFL teams. The forum is part of a national effort to prevent or reduce the risk of dementia, specifically mental disorders encountered by athletes.

Scheduled presenters include former NFL players Eric Hipple and Mark Kelso, plus Sylvia Mackey, wife of former NFL player John Mackey.

Also scheduled to speak is former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher. He's the director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Atlanta-based Morehouse.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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