Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease involves parts of the brain that control thought, memory, language and can seriously affect a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease at this time, but there are things you can do to help lower your risk that include, but not limited to:

  • Controlling high blood pressure
  • Being physically active
  • Eating healthy meals
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Managing diabetes

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, observed in November, aims to educate the public about this condition, reduce stigma, and promote early detection and support for those affected.

Show your support for Alzheimer’s Awareness this November by:

  • Wear purple, the official color of Alzheimer’s awareness
  • Join or sponsor a local Walk to End Alzheimer’s team
  • Volunteer at local Alzheimer’s organizations or donate to research efforts.
  • Offer support to caregivers and individuals living with Alzheimer’s through acts of kindness and understanding.

If you notice that your memory is changing or getting worse, you should talk to a medical professional.