RIDGEFIELD - A Ridgefield man and the Alzheimer?s Association in Norwalk are making efforts to raise awareness about the disease.

Scott Russell, who was diagnosed with the disease a year and a half ago, paints stuffed animals to help raise awareness and money for research.

According to the Alzheimer?s Association, every 70 seconds, somebody is diagnosed with Alzheimer?s disease.

The group will be holding a Memory Walk on Oct. 3.