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.

Scott Eastwood out and about
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Scott Eastwood out and about
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Scott Eastwood attends the opening of Longchamp Fifth Avenue Flagship at Longchamp on May 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Longchamp)
MALIBU, CA - MAY 12: Scott Eastwood, Alison Eastwood and Stacy Poitras attend the Eastwood Ranch Foundation's Wags, Whiskers and Wine Event on May 12, 2018 in Mal, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Actor Scott Eastwood visits 'Extra' on September 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: Scott Eastwood attends the 6th Annual Hilarity For Charity at The Hollywood Palladium on March 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 21: Actor Scott Eastwood arrives at Universal's 'Pacific Rim Uprising' premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on March 21, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19: Scott Eastwood attends the Haute Living And Louis XIII Celebration of Scott Eastwood At Scarpetta NYC on March 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Haute Living)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0836 -- Pictured: Actor Scott Eastwood during an interview on March 19, 2018 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19: Scott Eastwood poses for a photo with SiriusXM host Andy Cohen (L) during a visit to SiriusXM's 'Radio Andy' at the SiriusXM Studios on March 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19: Actor Scott Eastwood visits the SiriusXM Studios on March 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Scott Eastwood attends a special screening of 'Pacific Rim Uprising' at Vue West End on March 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 12: American actor Scott Eastwood attends the premiere of film 'Pacific Rim: Uprising' on March 12, 2018 in Beijing, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 28: Scott Eastwood attends the Pacific Rim Uprising fan event at Event Cinemas George Street on February 28, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Actor Scott Eastwood attends the Li-Ning Fall/Winter 2018 Collection Fashion Show during 2018 New York Fashion Week at Skylight Modern on February 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Li Ning)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Scott Eastwood arrives at 2018 American Rescue Dog Show on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Scott Eastwood attends 19th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Scott Eastwood is seen in NoHo on December 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Scott Eastwood attends the Build discussing 'Pacific Rim Uprising' at Build Studio on December 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 09: Scott Eastwood is seen with FIJI Water on August 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/GC Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 21: Actor Scott Eastwood attends the 'Overdrive' Photo Call at Hotel De Rome on June 21, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Nareyek/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 19: Actor Scott Eastwood attends 'Overdrive' Paris Premiere at Cinema Gaumont Capucine on June 19, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Laurent Viteur/WireImage)
THERMAL, CA - APRIL 15: Scott Eastwood attends The Hyde Away, hosted by Republic Records & SBE, presented by Hudson and bareMinerals during Coachella on April 15, 2017 in Thermal, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Republic Records/UMG)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: Actor/model Scott Eastwood attends 'The Fate Of The Furious' New York premiere at Radio City Music Hall on April 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

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

Notable people with Alzheimer's
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Notable people with Alzheimer's
This file photo dated 04 November, 1991 shows US President Ronald Reagan giving a speech at the dedication of the library bearing his name in Simi Valley, California. He was US president from 1981 to 1989 and retreated from public life after it was revealed he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. (Photo by J. David Ake, AFP/Getty Images)
Glenn Campbell performs during The Goodbye Tour at the Ryman Auditorium on January 3, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Ed Rode/Getty Images)
Picture dated 18 May 1991 of US actor Charles Bronson during the 44th Cannes film festival, southern France. Bronson died 30 August 2003 in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia. (Photo by Gerard Julien, AFP/Getty Images)
392653 01: Actor Burgess Meredith performs in the television show 'The Twilight Zone.' (Photo Courtesy of Sci Fi Channel/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 31: Actor James Doohan recieves his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame August 31, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 17: Malcolm Young of AC/DC performs on stage at Wembley Arena on January 17th, 1986 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Peter Still/Redferns)
NORMAN ROCKWELL'S AMERICA -- Pictured: Artist Norman Rockwell -- (Photo by: Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Publicity close up of Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth wearing ornately decorated gloves and holding a cigarette in a cigarette holder.
NEW YORK CITY - FEBRUARY 29: Aaron Copeland attends 10th Annual Grammy Awards on February 29, 1968 at the New York Hilton Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Peter Falk poses as he arrives for the premiere of his new film "Lakeboat" September 24, 2001 in Los Angeles. The film is an adaptation of David Mamet's comic play about a grad student who takes a summer job on a Great Lakes freighter and sees life through the eyes of his low-brow crew members. The film opens in limited release in Los Angeles September 28. REUTERS/Rose Prouser RMP/jp
Estelle Getty (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
BACK TO SLIDE 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.

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