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Community Toolkit

Community Toolkit

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month which is an opportunity for global conversations to be held about the brain and Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. 50 million people worldwide are living with dementia and 5.8 million Americans are currently affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Join us in increasing awareness and combating this disease and help us accomplish our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.

This Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Toolkit is intended for use in the community to host your own “Show Your Purple Day” with activities for people of all ages . The goal of this toolkit is to increase awareness of dementia and brain health in the community while destigmatizing dementia through age-appropriate lessons and activities.

You can partner this tool kit with other Brain Healthy activities to host your own “Show Your Purple Day” during the month of June. Consider offering:

Join the Dementia Friendly Movement

Dementia Friendly America is a nation-wide, grassroots movement comprised of organizations, individuals and municipalities growing dementia friendly communities to become more inclusive and supportive of those living with dementia, their families and care partners.

Click here to become a dementia friend.

Get Involved with the Alzheimer’s Association

FUN-draise: Many schools have raised much-needed funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research! Organize an event in or outside of school to support our Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Team End ALZ or The Longest Day. Choose an event that works for you—we’re here to help support your efforts!  Visit act.alz.org for more information.

Volunteer: Year-round volunteers are needed to help with a variety of projects! We need volunteers for special project support, as seasonal interns, recurring projects and on event day. This is a great way to complete community service requirements while making a difference!  See alz.org/manh/volunteer for opportunities.