There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, which inhibits memory and other mental functions.

The Alzheimer's Association says around 34,000 Nebraskans age 65 and older are living with the disease and they expect that to increase to 40,000 by 2025.

Marilyn Buresh of Lincoln said her grandfather died of Alzheimer's disease nine years ago.

"I'll never forget the last time I saw him," Buresh said.  "I mean, we had to reintroduce ourselves to him.  He remembered my grandma and the aunt that ended up being his caretaker."

She's part of a committee planning the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's this Sunday at Holmes Lake Park.  She said the event will include a ceremony, family–friendly activities and vendors.

Channel 8 is one of the sponsors and our own Nicole Cousins will emcee it.

The goal is to raise $80,000.

"Any dollar that we raise is going to go toward those caregivers that are caring for the patients and their family members twenty–four seven, making sure that they aren't wandering off or something," Buresh said.

Proceeds will also go to research to try to find a cure that Buresh said can't come soon enough.

"Some of the patients, they get bitter and frustrated," she said.  "So it's just something that I really want there to be a cure."

Again, the event happens this Sunday at Holmes Lake Park at 1 p.m.

If you would like to register, or if you can't make it but still would like to donate, visit: or call (800) 272-3900.