Scott Eastwood on the cause that is closest to his heart


While September brings us the start of the fall season and gets us all thinking about the upcoming holidays, there is another major day the comes around mid-September that's worth recognizing. September 21st is World Alzheimer's Day, a day that is used to raise awareness and urge education about the devastating disease that affects a person's memory and behavior.

In a new press release from Allergan, they share that "every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease." This staggering statistic further proves the point that Alzheimer's disease can truly affect anyone.

Actor and podcast host Scott Eastwood himself is no stranger to Alzheimer's after having watched his grandmother fight and eventually pass away from the disease. Eastwood has recently teamed up with to help spread awareness of the disease, and to direct families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer's to the website for support resources and advice on treatment options.

When asked what advice he would give to other families dealing with the disease, Eastwood told AOL: "It's such a tough time in people's lives, and I think first knowing that they're not alone and then going to this website and learning about all the resources they offer and how they can help with that process [can help them cope]."

"I think it's easy to not recognize that [developing Alzheimer's] can happen to anyone at any stage in your life. It could happen to a family member, it could happen to yourself," he continued.

See other famous faces affected by Alzheimer's below is an ongoing initiative that helps provide information about the stages of Alzheimer's disease and resources for caregivers throughout their loved one's battle with the disease.