Alzheimer’s Awareness

“I think Alzheimer’s is an important cause.”

– Kimberly Guilfoyle

man with Alzheimer's holding face with left hand in despair

Do you know anyone with Alzheimer’s disease?

Chances are, you answered yes.

Alzheimer’s disease is devastating, both on the individual level and on the public level. In fact, 5.7 million people in America suffer from the Alzheimer’s and that number is projected to reach 14 million in less than 32 years.1 The numbers look bleak, but there is hope.

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Realizing that something had to be done, the Alzheimer’s Association, which was established in 1980, began raising awareness about the disease. Now, each June, which is the official Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, the association urges Americans to spread awareness about the disease by taking action and sharing their stories.

An official month of Alzheimer’s awareness may not be necessary at Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center. We’re aware 12 months each year. Nevertheless, June is a time for reflecting on the enormous toll this disease is taking on families and on society. In-turn, we can spread awareness to those less in-the-know, which is the key to bettering the situation.

As a means of raising awareness, the association calls on Americans to Go Purple and help spread awareness this month.

Do you have an Alzheimer’s story to share?

Please share in the comments below.

 


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1 https://www.alz.org/facts/overview.asp

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