September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of people across the globe. This World Alzheimer’s Month, make a difference.
An Alzheimer’s diagnosis is heartbreaking. This disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. About one in every nine people age 65 or older, about 5 million people, are affected by Alzheimer’s. It is estimated that by the year 2050, nearly 14 million Americans could be living with this disease unless researchers develop a new approach to preventing or curing it.
To make a difference this World Alzheimer’s Month, there are several things you can do. The first thing you can do is make a donation. Donating to the cause can lead to researchers discovering a cure. The second thing you can do is focus on prevention. Enroll in an Alzheimer’s research study through the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative to see what you can do to help.
Next, generate buzz on social media. Raise awareness of World Alzheimer’s Month by sharing posts on your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages. By sharing information about the cause, you can encourage people you know to get involved. You can also share your personal stories related to Alzheimer’s, whether you or a loved one have received this diagnosis.
Joining a walk or fundraising event for Alzheimer’s is another way to raise funds and get involved in discovering a cure. Check out community events in your area to find Alzheimer’s fundraisers and walks. Finally, wear purple throughout World Alzheimer’s Month because purple is the official color of Alzheimer’s awareness.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, look to Help at Home Homecare for assistance. We specialize in caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s, so contact us at one of our Florida locations for further information.