November

  Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

 

 

 

 

 

In the Month of November

Milwaukee County Diversity Committee Focuses on: 

Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

 

 Go Purple In November!

Go Purple with a Purpose for Alzheimer's Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month.

  • President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983, at the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s;

    • TODAY: The number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million. 

 

 Help Raise awareness for Alzheimer's Disease,

There are many ways to "GET INVOLVED" this month:


 

Educate your colleagues about Alzheimer’s

Encourage friends to wear Purple

Host a Purple with a Purpose Event

Decorate your office or home door Purple

Light your building Purple

Send communications in Purple

Turn your Facebook icon Purple

Hang Purple ribbons or a banner on your building or home

 

 

 Source: www.alz.org 

 Honor a Caregiver Today!


Every 67 Seconds: Someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease

Locally in Wisconsin: Alzheimer’s disease impacts the lives of approximately 110,000 people.  In 2015, Alzheimer’s will cost the nation $226 BILLION.

  • This number is expected to rise to $1.2 trillion by 2050.

In the United States: There are more than 15 million Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers.

  • We want to send these exceptional people a big “thank you” for everything they do. Honor them by sharing your tribute message!

Alzheimer’s Disease can’t Currently Be Stopped or Slowed; neither Can We!

  • Right now, Alzheimer’s disease – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death – is destroying our families, our finances and our future. 

  • By stepping up as a leader in the fight, you can do something to stop it!

 

 

Read More Here   

 

 Quick tips for Care Partners:

Source: www.alz.org 

Get on Board for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in Milwaukee County

 

NEW DATE – NEW LOCATION!

 


 

    


 

 Sunday, September 20, 2015

at Henry Maier Festival Park

To learn more about the annual Alzheimer's Walk, check out Alzheimer's Association's website: www.alz.org/walk

 

Information Links:


 

Alzheier's Association HELPLINE: 800-272-3900

 

 

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