Host of Activities Planned for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Host of Activities Planned for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
Scores of efforts to mark June's Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month are designed to raise funds and visibility around the degenerative brain disease and related disorders, and the estimated 50 million people worldwide thought to be affected. Across the United States, patients, caregivers, and advocates will “go purple” — the official color of the Alzheimer’s movement — and share stories, raise funds, contact policymakers, post on social media platforms, show photos, host lectures and discussions, and take part in walks to end Alzheimer’s. According to Unicity Eldercare, which specializes in Alzheimer's and dementia care, every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia. Alzheimer’s accounts for most of those cases. The number of people with the disease is expected to reach 135 million worldwide by 2050, according to Unity Eldercare. This year, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the United States $290 billion, according to the Alzheimer's Assoc
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