It’s Time to Think Purple.
Did you know June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month?
Alzheimer’s is a serious degenerative disease that is affecting the lives of about 5 million people in the United States alone. It affects the brain, causing things such as the inability to remember where they have placed items, the names and information of the people that they love and even who they are themselves. Many factors are affected by Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is listed at number six on the top ten list of leading causes of death, it is the only one on the list without a cure or any way to actually slow down the process.
What can you do?
To support Alzheimer’s research, the Alzheimer’s Association is asking for people to talk/educate others more about the disease and to take the Purple Pledge. The Purple Pledge is as simple as wearing as much purple as you can throughout the month of June to show your support. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year. Not only is it used to signify the beginning of summer but the Alzheimer’s Association use the day to host events to help raise both money and awareness. Go to their website to learn how you can take part in the Longest Day.