June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness month. Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.
|Wear purple on June 21, the Longest Day of the Year, |
for Alzheimer's Disease Awareness.
When my friend and mentor, Bernie, discovered she had it, she told me one afternoon after inviting me for dessert and coffee. I will never forget the sadness in her eyes as we talked about the diagnosis. Knowing this awful disease is lurking in the future shadows a person every day, waiting for the next degree of losing a piece of oneself.
I dedicated my book, Deadly Undertaking to Bernie, and I included a character suffering with Alzheimer's in the story. This was my way of trying to bring awareness to readers about this debilitating disease.
Today, I am using facts from the Alzheimer's Association site to help spread the word and marshal an army to fight against Alzheimer's. If we don't take steps to fight and win the battle against AD, the result will be a world-wide epidemic by 2050.
- Join a clinical trial
- Get genetic testing
- Email, call, and tweet your Congressmen
- Get educated about Alzheimer’s & Dementia
- Speak up if you see symptoms
- Sign the Alzheimer’s petition
- Volunteer or donate to an Alzheimer’s research or awareness organization