New Facility for Alzheimer's Research

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A pair of events in West Virginia are meant to raise awareness about Alzheimer's Disease.

Officials at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute in Morgantown dedicated their new center Friday. The space is meant to support the work of 125 scientists working to find a cure for Alzheimer's.

People in families affected by the disease spoke about its impact on their lives.

"She shared herself and her wisdom in a very quiet way," says Melanie Griffis about her mother who suffered from Alzheimer's. "And the cruelest thing for her in Alzheimer's was that she lost her ability to speak."

They also unveiled a new stamp from the U.S. Postal Service meant to raise national awareness.

The $30-million dollar institute is located on the West Virginia University campus.