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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month and the Alzheimer’s Association® needs you to get involved and raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s, a disease that is often misunderstood.

Did you know:

  • Alzheimer’s is fatal. It kills more than breast and prostate cancer combined.
  • Alzheimer’s is not normal aging. It’s a progressive brain disease without any cure.
  • Alzheimer’s is more than memory loss. It appears through a variety of signs and symptoms.

During the month of June, the Alzheimer’s Association asks you to learn more about Alzheimer’s, share your story and take action.
Visit alz.org/abam to:

  • Learn and share the facts about Alzheimer’s.
  • Get inspired by powerful stories of people sharing their experiences with the disease.
  • Go purple — the color of Alzheimer’s awareness — on Facebook, Twitter and more!

As part of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, on June 21, 2018, people around the world will participate in The Longest Day®, demonstrating love for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and commitment to changing the course of this disease for millions. Whether it’s choosing a favorite activity, hosting an event or joining a team, participants will ignite a global conversation about Alzheimer’s disease, the brain and other dementias.

Held annually on the summer solstice, The Longest Day symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. This is a day of hope, where participants will engage in their favorite activities – biking, hiking, swimming, playing bridge, knitting and more – to honor a caregiver, someone living with Alzheimer’s, or someone they’ve lost to this devastating disease. Together, participants will raise funds and awareness to advance Alzheimer’s Association® care, support and research programs.

To start or join a team, host an event, register individually, or to learn more about The Longest Day visit alz.org/thelongestday.

About the Alzheimer’s Association®

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org or call the 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900.

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