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What You Can Do For World Alzheimer’s Month

Taking a moment to recognize World Alzheimer’s Month can not only help reduce the stigma about the disease, but it can show your loved one whose been diagnosed how much they mean to you. By honoring them you are also spreading awareness about this difficult disease.

This September the theme for the 2021 campaign is “Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s.” According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, the theme is all about the power of knowledge. The campaign is aimed at raising global awareness through social media. The website has a campaign toolkit to help you figure out how to do your part in spreading the word.

Raising awareness about the disease is an opportunity to educate others on signs and symptoms and reduce fears that can come with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.  Urge families to get involved in Alzheimer’s research, too. Create attention about the disease to generate support for more science which could benefit generations to come. There is so much you can do but here are a few examples to get you started.

 

National Fundraising

Participating in national funding helps the Alzheimer’s Association to fund care, support, and research. You can do any number of things including, participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, make a donation or create a team for The Longest Day which is an event created to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s. Go to the Alzheimer’s Association website to see other ways to raise money.

 

Join an Alzheimer’s Association Chapter

Finding a local Alzheimer’s Association Chapter is the perfect way to stay connected to those who have been affected by the disease. You will find others who completely understand the life journey you are on. Plus, coming together as a group can help propel the cause forward. These local chapters will often organize different events such as lobbying, fundraising, educational events and so much more. So do your part by finding your local chapter and getting involved.

 

Advocate For Research 

Clinical trials help test new ways to treat and detect Alzheimer’s disease and without them there can be no cure or prevention. If your loved one is willing to be a part of a clinical trial, then they could make a huge impact in research and help generations to come. To learn more about clinical trials, check out  Alzheimer’s Association’s website. You can also reach out to your Congressional leaders and form or participate in fundraising efforts so more medical research can be done.

Whether it’s spreading the word on social media, participating in a walk, or hosting an educational seminar you CAN make changes and bring awareness to Alzheimer’s disease. Spreading awareness in a big way or having a one-on-one conversation with someone who wants to understand the disease better can make a huge difference, so do what you can to honor your loved one this year.

Avalon Memory Care not only provides great care for your loved one but has also provided incredible support to many families with questions about the disease. We are so honored to have been recognized on multiple occasions for our unique model of Alzheimer’s support. To learn more about Avalon Memory Care or schedule a visit call (972) 713-1383 or (888) 522-1918. Avalon Memory Care offers all-inclusive pricing and month-to-month contracts.

 

Sources:

https://www.alzint.org/get-involved/world-alzheimers-month/

https://www.alz.org/help-support/i-have-alz/make-a-difference

By |2021-08-23T11:17:22-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Alzheimer's, Avalon Memory Care|0 Comments

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