Take the Purple Pledge: June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month
June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Even if you don’t personally know someone afflicted by a form of dementia, it is important to know that 5.8 million Americans live with it and that number is projected to rise over the coming years.
There is a lot we can do to help those suffering, from donating to help end Alzheimer’s to spreading awareness so that it’s diagnosed early or prevented altogether.
Studies show keeping your mind active has many benefits, including helping to avoid memory loss and slowing the progression of mental illnesses. Picking up new hobbies, studying a new language, learning how to play an instrument, or even switching up your morning or evening routine can all be a part of your mental workout. Brain teasers and puzzles can also help keep your brain sharp and are great ways to get others involved in learning about the effects of dementia.
Raise awareness this month for Alzheimer’s by wearing purple and while you’re at it, checkout these puzzles and brain teasers to see how sharp you are! Don’t worry, the answers are at the end.
For more information on Alzheimer’s visit: www.alz.org