June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month — an opportunity to hold a conversation about the brain, and share the fact that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are a major public health issue. Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s, the only leading cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. During the month of June, the Alzheimer’s Association asks people around the world to wear Purple and use their brains to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s and other dementias affect approximately 47 million people worldwide and everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s.
The Adult Day Care of Calvert County provides support to families affected by brain injuries, dementia, and Alzheimer’s, and brings awareness to these issues. June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, providing an opportunity to start a global conversation about the importance of the brain.
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at their June 25th meeting, proclaimed that the month of June be known as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month in Calvert County. And the BOCC further proclaimed that Calvert citizens were urged to join Adult Day Care of Calvert County during the month of June to bring recognition to this issue by wearing purple, turning their Facebook pages purple, referring someone for assistance, or donating to organizations focusing on cures, care, and support for those afflicted by brain injuries.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon