The Alzheimer's Association estimates nearly 90,000 Minnesotans are living with the condition.

The Mankato and North Mankato ACT on Alzheimer's chapter received a ten thousand dollar grant.

The grant will be used to create brochures and host speakers and educational events.

ACT on Alzheimer's hopes to use the money to educate families and caretakers.

ACT on Alzheimer's Committee Member Pat Funk–Orne says, "It may be the diagnosis of one person, but the family is involved and it estimated that at three care–givers for every Alzheimer's patient, that puts it at over 16 million people in the United States."

Twenty–six communities in Minnesota are awarded grants from Minnesota's ACT on Alzheimer's.

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