Ways to Celebrate Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June 21, 2023
June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a time to raise support and awareness for the disease. You may not be aware that purple is the color of Alzheimer’s Awareness. Here are some other facts that you may be unaware of.
  • One in nine people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s dementia
  • 72% of individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s are 75 years old or older
  • More than 6 million Americans of all ages have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s awareness is critical. It is the only leading cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed down. Additionally, everyone is at risk. Learn more about ways to combat Alzheimer’s as well as support those who are facing its challenges. 

Healthy Habits to Love Your Brain

Incorporating these healthy habits can help to support the development and awareness of your brain.  It is never too late to make the necessary changes to have a healthier lifestyle that supports your brain.
  • Protect Your Head! Wear a helmet when playing contact sports or riding a bike.
  • Eat a balanced diet! Eating a balanced diet that is high in vegetables and fruit helps to reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
  • Sleep enough! A lack of sleep may contribute to difficulties with memory and thinking. Getting enough sleep will help to keep you on your toes, cognitively speaking!
  • Mental Health Matters! There are some studies that have found connections between depression and cognitive decline. Seek help from a professional treatment.
  • Be social! Staying engaged and sharing experiences with loved ones will help you stay engaged.
  • Be up for a challenge! Try new things that require your brain to incorporate problem solving skills, like building something or playing a game of strategy.
  • Exercise! Increase your heart rate and blood flow and you will also reduce the risk of cognitive decline! 
  • Learn new things! Really! Enroll in a community center class, local college course, or even something online to help you learn new information and reduce cognitive decline. 
  • No Smoking! Smoking has a direct relationship with cognitive decline- in a negative way! Quit smoking or, never start to begin with!

Honor the Fight

There are many ways to honor those fighting Alzheimer’s. 
  • Support Caregivers
           Recognizing caregivers and performing an act of kindness may be just the encouragement that is needed. 
  • Share Your Story
           Choose to inspire others by sharing about your own journey with Alzheimer’s.
  • Purple 
           Purple is the color of the Alzheimer’s Movement. Wear purple during the month of June and tell people why you chose that color!
  • 65 Seconds of Silence
           Every 65 seconds someone in the US is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Choose to honor those individuals and the changes that they will face during a moment of silence. 
  • Be an Advocate
           Become an advocate for Alzheimer’s by joining the Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy page and sign up to join. You’ll begin to receive notifications about actions that you can take in regard to national policy, awareness, and simple acts that will help to fight this disease. 

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