Alzheimer's Disease now affects roughly 5.5 million people in the US, including more than 150,000 here in Washington State. Add friends and family, and the disease affects at least twice as many people. So why are there still so many misconceptions about the illness and the stigma surrounding diagnosis?

Bob Le Roy, President/CEO of the Western Washington chapter of the Alzheimer's Association joinedMargaret, along with Myriam Marquez, a member of the Alzheimer's Association's Board of Directors who is living with Alzheimer's, to help dispel some of the more popular myths and share how everyone can support friends and loved ones affected by the disease, or donate time and money to the Alzheimer's Association. Click here for more information about the Alzheimer's Association. Find them on Facebook Follow them on Twitter: @ALZ_WA (use the hashtag #EndAlz)

One way to get involved is by taking part in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. There are four more walks coming up, for anyone interested in taking part (there are 9 walks in all):

Saturday, September 22:

Kitsap Peninsula Walk at Evergreen Park in Bremerton (click here for details)

Southwest Washington Walk at Port of Kalama's Marine Park, 246 in Kalama (click here for details)

Sunday, September 23:

Pacific Northwest Walk, South Lake Union Park in Seattle (click here for details)

Saturday, September 29:

Northern Olympic Peninsula Walk, Sequim Boys and Girls Club (click here for details)

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