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Alzheimers rally draws over 100 people

Posted at: 05/14/2013 4:35 PM
Updated at: 05/14/2013 6:16 PM
By: Benita Zahn



 More than 100 people came from across New York to Albany today to encourage lawmakers to be more aware of the ravages and financial impact of Alzheimer's Diesease.

Virtually all of these people at the Second Annual Alzheimer's Disease rally are caring for loved ones with the disease.

Alzheimer's is the number 6 killer of Americans but this group says too many lawmakers still don't realize, and lack of knowledge translates into too little funding.

That affects groups like the Alzheimer's Association which provides countless hours of free support to family caregivers.