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Key Takeaways:
  • There are many ways to contribute to the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Find out how you can help.
  • Together we can make an impact on this disease that affects so many people. Wear purple and spread awareness today!
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ovember is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. This month is devoted to making the general public more aware of the disease. It's the perfect time to show your support for people living with Alzheimer's, as well as their caregivers.

We've put together a list of ways you can help raise awareness in November and beyond!

Wear purple.

This is one of the easiest ways to show your support for Alzheimer's Awareness Month. There are many items you can wear that show a visible sign of your support, such as:

  • A purple ribbon or pin
  • A purple shirt, hat or other clothing item (such as socks)
  • Purple jewelry of any kind

Connect with the Alzheimer's Association.

If you want to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease, there are many ways to get involved. The Alzheimer's Association offers a number of programs dedicated to improving the lives of those living with AlzheimerÔÇÖs disease and their caregivers.

You can learn more about these programs, as well as how they can help support your specific goals, by visiting their website at alz.org. The organization also has chapters in every state across the country that serves local communities by providing valuable information about caregiving resources, education, and support services for people with dementia and their families (you can find your local chapter here).

Additionally, if you have an iPhone or Android phone, you can download their free mobile app ÔÇťAlzheimerÔÇÖs Association Caregiver ConnectionsÔÇŁ from the App Store or Google Play Store - this app provides access to caregiver resources wherever it is convenient for them!

Support research.

AlzheimerÔÇÖs disease is a progressive brain disorder. There is no known cure, but there are treatments that can help manage the symptoms. You can donate money or time to Alzheimer's research, which has been proven to be the best way to fight this disease.

Volunteer.

Volunteering is a great way to help the AlzheimerÔÇÖs Association in your community. There are many ways to volunteer, depending on your interests and skill set. As you connect with people who have been affected by Alzheimer's disease, learn new skills and make new friends, you can also give back by making a difference in the lives of others.

Join a Walk to End Alzheimer's event in your area.

If you want to show your support for someone who has been affected by this devastating illness, a walk may be the perfect way to do so. Walkers will meet at their local participating event and then make their way through their local community, ending together at one place where participants can honor those who are living with Alzheimer's or have passed away from it.

The Alzheimer's Association website has a search tool that allows users to find out if there is a walk happening near them. To learn more visit Walk to End Alzheimers.

There are many ways to contribute to the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

While we can't cure it or stop its progression, Alzheimer's research is making headway into finding better treatments and eventually a cure for this devastating condition.

You can donate your voice by sharing information about AlzheimerÔÇÖs on social media, or donate time by becoming a volunteer for an organization like the Alzheimer's Association. You can also make monetary donations that will go towards research in the field of curing this terrible disease.

We hope that this article has provided you with some inspiration and ideas on how to get involved in November during Alzheimer's Awareness Month.

If there is one thing we know, it's that together we can make an impact on this disease that affects so many people. So please join us, wear purple and spread awareness today!

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Posted 
Sep 1, 2022
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