National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month is a time to increase awareness of Alzheimer's Disease, the need for a cure, and spur advocacy on behalf of those suffering with the emotional, financial and physical burden of Alzheimer's Disease. It is also a time to raise awareness about its symptoms, the diagnosis, and issues faced by Alzheimer's patients and their loved ones.
Wearing purple for Alzheimer’s is considered to be a sign of support for sufferers and their families. Raising awareness also takes on several other facets: increasing funding for research, improving the understanding of brain function, and offering tangible support to families who take care of those who suffer from Alzheimer’s. Awareness is critical, not only for helping families, but for raising funding for the research needed to help find a cure.
Alzheimer’s Disease is a condition caused by changes in the brain that deeply affect memory and other mental abilities. As the individual’s mental capacity decreases, it offers increasing challenges both to the one with the disease and the loved ones who assume caretaking duties.
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month Sponsor: Alzheimer's Association
To learn more, visit http://www.alz.org