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Raise Awareness and Help End Alzheimer’s on The Longest Day

  June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and each year on the longest day of the year — the summer solstice on June 21 — the Alzheimer’s Association promotes The Longest Day events around the nation and across the globe. The Longest Day is all about love for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and raising funds and awareness to help end Alzheimer’s. Did you know that more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s today? By the year 2050, this number could rise as high as 16 million, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Together, with the Alzheimer’s Association, you can help raise awareness for care and support while advancing research toward finding a cure. Why June 21? The duration of the sunrise-to-sunset event on the longest day of the year symbolizes the challenging journey faced by those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to turn their passions and hobbies into unique experiences they can share with others as they participate in The Longest Day to honor those living with the disease. Here’s how you can participate: Select an activity you love. Do something you love — or honor a caregiver, someone living with Alzheimer’s, or someone you’ve lost by selecting his or her favorite hobby. Pick a way to participate. Start or join a team, host an event, or register as an individual. Choose the way that works best for you! Learn more here. Raise money to move the cause forward. To advance research and provide care and support, each participant is...

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Ways to go ‘Purple with a Purpose’ this month Frisco, Texas, June 04, 2018 – This June 21st is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness day. Awareness is important because the number of people affected by the disease is now over forty-seven million. June 21 marks the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. It also shows love for and highlights those people who not only are affected by the disease, mostly characterized with a decline in memory skills, but also the nurses, doctors, and other caregivers who help those affected and continue to search for a cure. Cities and states across the U.S are wearing purple and holding events in their various chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association. These chapters want to bring recognition and education about Alzheimer’s to the public, as well as let people know about the other symptoms it can cause, such as dementia and depression in both living with the disease and caregivers. The events held on June 21 include fundraisers in the forms of auctions and triathlons, forums and support groups where people can talk about their experiences, and speaking engagements that educate the public and provide a place to ask an expert questions and seek help. The Cottages, a place where Alzheimer’s sufferers can get treatment in a neighborhood-like setting, also discusses the causes and treatments for dementia and depression, saying that “up to 40 percent of people living with Alzheimer ’s suffer from significant depression” and that identifying depression in a loved one “isn’t always easy.” By taking the time to educate the public on the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s, depression, and ways...