Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease. Some people think it just has to do with memory loss, but it’s so much more than that. It’s a progressive disease that slowly gets worse over time, while memory loss is just one indication of that. Alzheimer’s is actually the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
The Alzheimer’s Association explains that memory loss is totally normal when ageing. There is a difference though when it comes to different types of forgetfulness. Learn the Early Symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Show your support and help us bring awareness.
What can you do?
1. Turn Facebook Purple. Change your profile picture to the “I go purple to end Alz” to bring awareness to all of your friends and family on Facebook.
2. Wear Purple. Wear the color proudly.
3. Share Why You Go Purple- go on social media and explain to others why you are wearing that specific color. Use hashtags #ENDALZ & #MyAlzStory
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, since the year 2000, deaths from heart disease have decreased by 14% while deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have increased by 89%. With the increase of Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease comes a need for more nurses in the healthcare industry. The top hospitals in the Kansas City area need nurses like you that can truly make a difference in someone’s life. Are you ready to join the squad and be that difference?