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State Goes Purple in Recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

courtesy State of Michigan

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and the official State of Michigan social media accounts and web pages have gone purple to help bring attention to these important issues.

In a statement, Governor Rick Snyder said “Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death int he United States, and 1-in-3 older adults over age 85 suffer from Alzheimer’s. In Michigan, 170,000 people aged 65 or older have the disease, and we have over 505,000 dedicated caregivers in our state.”

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time.

Participating State of Michigan department webpages, social media channels, the official Michigan.gov portal and Governor Snyder’s website will display a purple “M” for the cause. In addition, facts about Alzheimer’s disease and links to resources for those needing help will be shared via social media throughout the month.

On June 21, the Alzheimer’s Association will also hold “The Longest Day” – a sunrise to sunset team event honoring the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s disease. More information can be found here: www.alz.org

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