This June is your opportunity to join the conversation about Alzheimer’s disease, the brain, and other dementias.
Alzheimer’s disease is a depressive disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells. This disease is incurable and cannot be slowed down; signs of this disease also tend to increase with age. Make yourself aware of warning signs, which include short-term memory loss, social isolation, changes in speech, and behavioral changes.
More than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and it is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s disease may be viewed as a sore subject but that does not take away the importance opening up the conversation.
There are plenty of ways to participate this month. ‘Go Purple’ and take the Purple Pledge; use your brain this month and on to fight Alzheimer’s disease. You can also honor those facing the disease by participating locally or virtually in The Longest Day. We need to give Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness constant consideration, but during June we double our efforts.
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important for you to take action. This disease cannot be stopped, though there are still treatment options that can help manage the symptoms. This June, paint the world purple by keeping the conversation alive and striving for new developments for Alzheimer’s disease research.