June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month
You recognize Alzheimer’s symptoms – here’s how to make a difference.
If you have a loved one with a memory illness, you are probably familiar with dementia and Alzheimer’s symptoms. They may not remember familiar people or places, become easily confused and agitated or have trouble caring for themselves. The type and severity of Alzheimer’s symptoms that seniors with the disease present change as the disease progresses.
As a caregiver or loved one of a senior with incurable dementia, you may feel helpless. You might ask yourself, “What can I do to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s symptoms and dementia diseases?” There are millions of Americans who have felt this same desire to do more. The Alzheimer’s Association celebrates June as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month to help increase awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, share the latest dementia research, and raise money for federal funding.
Go Purple for Alzheimer’s Disease
Purple is the official color of the Alzheimer’s movement. Get the facts about Alzheimer’s symptoms, prevention, treatment, and more and then show your pride by wearing purple this June. This simple action can help spread awareness and spark conversation between seniors, caregivers, family members and celebrity advocates alike.
Share Your Story
Many people who have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease share their stories online and through social media. This community leans on each other for emotional support, resource sharing, and care recommendations. You can update your Facebook profile picture to raise awareness – try it here! Join conversations on Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #EndALZ and #MyAlzStory to learn about the Alzheimer’s symptoms and situations others are experiencing.
The Longest Day: June 21st
June 21st is the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. “The Longest Day” is a worldwide celebration of doing activities you love to fundraise for Alzheimer’s research. Consider partnering with your local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association by selecting an activity you love & fundraise to end Alzheimer’s disease. Check out the events at the Central and Western Kansas Chapter here or look into global teams you can fundraise with no matter where you live.
Take time this June to learn more about the causes and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, the latest research and treatment, and how you can get involved. Creating awareness for those living with dementia as well as the stories of families impacted by the disease can make a huge impact. Even after June is over, continue to explore the dementia resources and care services for you and your loved ones!
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