Every 70 seconds another person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association.
Now, the West Virginia chapter is partnering up with the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute as a way to better treat the disease.
Officials say they hope this partnership will help educate physicians who diagnose and treat patients with Alzheimer's.
"We're hoping that it's just going to bring more awareness to the disease, and also to be able to assist the physicians and let them know that we are here. And hopefully, we'll be getting the word out with more physicians, with more families within the communities," Wendy Hamilton, with the West Virginia chapter, said.
Officials also say the partnership will allow the chapter to spread its services to more areas and serve more individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's.