Dementia affects 47 million people worldwide and the Alzheimer’s Association is on a mission to help raise awareness. June marks Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month and gives us the chance to start a global conversation about the importance of brain health.
There are many ways to participate in Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Purple is recognized as the official color of the Alzheimer’s movement and people are encouraged to wear purple all month long to show their support. But wearing purple is just the beginning.
Social media plays a big role in helping spread awareness by sharing about Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Facebook page gives you the opportunity to change your profile photo to a purple them. This gets the conversation going and the more people who know about dementia and the importance of brain health, the more people we can get on board. Alzheimer’s is not a natural part of aging and there is currently no cure, but there are things you can do to help spread awareness and even mitigate the onset of dementia.
You are encouraged to share stories to inspire others and to also honor those who have been affected by Alzheimer’s. June 21st is The Longest Day event. The Alzheimer’s Association started this event to honor those affected with passion and love. Spreading awareness and raising funds will help with advanced dementia research.
On June 21st, you can select any activity you wish or even chose an activity in honor of a caretaker or loved one affected by Alzheimer’s. The activity can be anything from swimming to scrapbooking. Participants can go solo or join a team. Start by choosing an activity and going to the Alzheimer’s Association website to register. Work with friends across the globe to set a plan for that day. Fundraising is highly encouraged, but you don’t have to raise money! You can just help spread the word about brain health by doing the activity you love and sharing on social media. Make sure to use #TheLongestDay and #ENDALZ.
There are several things you can do to partake in Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Just starting the conversation helps end the stigma that goes along with dementia. Join the global movement today!
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