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World Alzheimer's Day honored with a walk to end the disease

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Saturday September 21st is World Alzheimer's Day.

The Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina in Mount Pleasant was the location for the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's.

The walk began at 10:00 where nearly one-thousand Charleston area residents walked as part of a movement to reclaim the future for millions.

"If a person is healthy and lives to be older, over 80, over 85, they have a 50% chance of developing Alzheimer's disease," said South Carolina CEO for the Alzheimer's Association, Cindy Alewine.

Participants were able to learn more about Alzheimer's disease, and support programs and services provided by the Alzheimer's Association.

For those who missed Saturday's event, there are still workshops this month through the Alzheimer's CARE group. Those workshops are for family members to receive training to help them deal with the challenging behaviors that often result from the Alzheimer's and other dementias offered on:

o September 24 at 6 p.m. at Summerville Medical Center, 295 Midland Parkway, Summerville

o September 26 at 9:30 a.m. at The Palms, 937 Bowman Road, Mt. Pleasant

o September 26 at 6 p.m. at The Palms, 937 Bowman Road, Mt. Pleasant

o September 28 at 1 p.m. at Home Instead Senior Care, 29 Gamecock Avenue, Suite 101, Charleston

o October 1 at 1 p.m. at Trident Medical Center, Café B1, 9330 Medical Plaza Drive, Charleston

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