Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Five causes you can support to help with Alzheimer’s

All diseases feel cruel in nature--and there is no disease that is worse than another. But with the American work ethic asking the general population to be employed well into their elder years it seems particularly callous that there is a disease that can rob you of the enjoyment you’ve earned during your retirement given that more than 1 in 9 people (11.3%) age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association states that, “Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer's, the only leading cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.”

If you have a family member, colleague, friend, or loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, you may want to consider supporting one of the following organizations.

  • The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
  • American Brain Foundation that brings researchers and donors together to cure brain diseases and disorders.
  • Alzheimer's Foundation of America whose mission is to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure.
  • Bright Focus Foundation which funds innovative scientific research worldwide to defeat Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
  • Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation is committed to the goal of preventing Alzheimer's disease through research, education, and memory screenings.

Other things you can do to support Alzheimer’s Disease during the month of June are to wear purple and advocate for those who need help and support.

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