Monday, September 10, 2012

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Alzheimer’s affects 35 million individuals worldwide and has a significant impact on the family members and caregivers of those with the disease.  September is a month to raise awareness, reduce the stigma around the disease and finally share personal stories of how the disease has affected you and your loved ones.  With enough education and hard work - together we can help end this devastating disease. 

In order to better understand this disease and work towards finding a cure there are a few ways to get involved and spread the knowledge on Alzheimer’s in the month of September.

First, wear purple on Sept. 21, Alzheimer's Action Day; then turn your Facebook and Twitter purple by changing your profile picture to the END ALZ icon & telling your friends to do the same.  Go Purple!

Second, whether it's by sharing a diagnosis — or taking action to honor a family member — read how these brave individuals are overcoming stigma & facing Alzheimer's head on. Take Action!

Finally, whether you are a caregiver, family member, person with the disease or friend – tell us how you are fighting stigma and taking action to end Alzheimer's.  Share your story!

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