Five million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer's disease - 210,000 in Ohio. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the nation and is a disease that still has no cure.

On Oct. 10, some local kids will Rock the Walk for ALZ at Fifth Third Field in Dayton.  Anne Potter is the founder of the Camps Rock mobile app we told you about earlier this year.  She’s also the organizer behind Kids Rock the Walk and we talked to her about it this excerpt from WYSO Weekend. You'll also here from two kids who have been affected by ALZ.

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Elaine Pereira, author of the award winning memoir I Will Never Forget-A Daughter's Story of Her Mother's Arduous and Humorous Journey Through Dementia, will be at the Dayton Book Expo, along with other accomplished authors, Saturday April 27th 11-4. The Expo takes place at the David H. Ponitz Conference Center; 444 West Third Street; Dayton, Ohio 45402.  

Pereira shared her story with WYSO Weekend host Jerry Kenney.

Conrad & Evelyn

Jul 25, 2010
Aileen LeBlanc

Conrad's Corner host Conrad Balliet and his square dancing partner Evelyn fell in love in later life. She was in her eighties and he in his 70s. Their love was youthful, adventurous and amorous. But then Evelyn started getting simple words mixed up. Conrad saw the signs. He took care of her as he was losing her to Alzheimer's. Aileen LeBlanc tells a very personal story of her friends Conrad and Evelyn.

Here's an audio slide show of Conrad and Evelyn's time together featuring Conrad reading a poem by Roy Croft.