While more than half of Americans know someone with Alzheimer’s disease, many may not know how to make a difference. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, an opportunity to educate people on the disease. The Alzheimer’s Association is asking everyone to join the purple movement and help protect our greatest assets. Here are three simple things you can do to fight against Alzheimer’s:
• Be social: Turn Facebook purple using an END ALZ graphic as your profile picture.
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• Go purple: Wear purple on The Longest Day,® June 21, to support those with Alzheimer’s.
• Become an Alzheimer’s advocate: Write your members of Congress to ask for more federal funding for Alzheimer’s research.
As a community, we must come together to support people suffering from this degenerative and fatal disease.
Ann May, CEO, Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter, West Palm Beach