Bronx program raising awareness on Alzheimer's disease

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One program in the Bronx is working to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease while offering a communitywide support system.

Alzheimer's affects millions of Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

People got together for the third annual Alzheimer's Walk, which provides services for caregivers, such as monthly educational seminars and wellness sessions.

The walk was sponsored by "R.A.I.N's Alzheimer's Caregiver Link Program."

A sea of blue paraded down the boardwalk at Orchard Beach. For Marcia Henne, Thursday's walk was personal. Her mother's memory gives her strength to continue her work with the Bronx-based program.

Most of the people who participated in the walk have a connection to the disease.

R.A.I.N says every 65 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's or age-related dementia. They say it's important to know the signs and symptoms.

The CDC says the disease affects at least 5 million Americans.

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