Alzheimer’s Awareness is important for raising funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. Learning about Alzheimer’s makes people more aware in fighting the disease and the positive ways you can help combat it.
Alzheimer’s disease is reaching epidemic proportions worldwide, there are 47 million people living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia worldwide today. If no cure is found, the figure is expected to grow to 76 million by 2030. There are 5.7 million people living with Alzheimer’s in the United States alone.
It’s the sixth leading cause of death and the only cause among the top ten that can’t be stopped, healed, or slowed down. The Alzheimer’s Association wants to raise awareness for diseases that affect the brain because it’s a growing epidemic.
Meaningful Ways To Participate In Alzheimer’s Awareness
There are several simple ways to participate in raising awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Everyone can do something to make a positive impact in the fight against Alzheimer’s this month.
Here are 6 ideas to get you started:
1. Share Your Story
With so many people fighting dementia all over the world, most of us have stories about how we have been affected by the condition. You can help by sharing your story on social media.
2. Walk for Alzheimer’s
Each year a Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes place in over 600 communities across the country. The world’s largest event to raise awareness and funding for Alzheimer’s research, care, and support, encourages fundraisers from participants and their team.
3. Support Caregivers
If you’re not a caregiver, you probably know someone who is. Go out of your way this month to show your support as they provide emotional and physical treatment for loved ones facing dementia, and ask how you can better support them. Bring a meal, a coffee or just send a card that shows you care.
4. Spend Time with Loved Ones
Spend extra time with loved ones coping with dementia. In the early stages of dementia, your loved one needs your support, because they might be afraid of the disease progression. In-person visits in the later stages of dementia are equally important for loved ones.
5. Leave Something Behind
Go through pictures with a loved one, relive good memories, and perhaps even create a new photo book or video. Spending time with loved ones, developing a bond, and establishing a family legacy for generations to come is a perfect way to preserve family memories while at the same time engaging family members from young to old.
6. Make A Donation
Research on Alzheimer’s is largely underfunded and researchers are always looking for new ways to raise funds for studies. Make a financial contribution to the research organization of Alzheimer’s, knowing that your money will go to a good cause.
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