June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month! This month is focused on increasing public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease as well as highlighting the available resources on how to get involved and support the cause. Governor Eric Holcomb invites Hoosiers to raise awareness and take action through the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter’s 65 Ways to Go Purple.
Every 65 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. To raise awareness about the severity of this issue, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter has created 65 Ways to Go Purple, which is the official color of the Alzheimer’s movement. There are many ways to participate, such as attending education programs, supporting groups or fundraising events, knowing where to find support and resources, turning the town purple, and more.
Here is a sample of “ways to go purple” this month:
Learn the ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and how to recognize them in yourself and others
Write a letter to a local or online newspaper calling attention to Alzheimer’s
Help accelerate the search for a cure by signing up for TrialMatch, which is a free clinical studies matching service that connects individuals with Alzheimer’s, caregivers, and healthy volunteers to current studies
Join advocates from around the nation in Washington, D.C. for the three-day 2018 event: Alzheimer’s Association AIM Advocacy Forum
Encourage your gym to participate in The Longest Day
Become a volunteer to help serve the 110,000 Hoosiers living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers
Get involved with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s
You can read the full list here. Make it your goal to participate in this month’s Alzheimer’s awareness efforts!