Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month | Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month | Vikki Walters

Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among older people. Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities.

Alzheimer's Disease begins slowly. It first involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. People with Alzheimer's Disease may have trouble remembering things that happened recently or names of people they know. A related problem, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), causes more memory problems than normal for people of the same age. Many, but not all, people with MCI will develop Alzheimer's Disease.

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Raising Awareness By Getting Involved

There are many ways to get involved if you want to support the Alzheimer’s education and awareness cause during Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.  One way is to contact your local Alzheimer’s Association to request more information at

  1. Start by “going purple” to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness during the month of June. Changing your Facebook page to purple, or add a frame to your Facebook, opens a new window profile picture can raise awareness and show your support for the cause; or simply wearing purple are just a few of the ways to get involved.
  2. By sharing a photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #ENDALZ or #EndAlzheimers. Share your story, opens a new window on social media with those hashtags and you may be featured on The Alzheimer’s Association’s webpage.
  3. Follow the @alzassociation, opens a new window to stay tuned in to all the ways you can take action in June. 


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