The Friday Five – Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month
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According to the Alzheimer’s Association (@alzassociation) 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and this week’s Friday Five is dedicated to helping raise awareness and inspire action to support the fight against the disease.
The Longest Day – June 20
The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, the day with the most light. This has become an annual day for the Alzheimer’s Association (@alzassociation) to shine light on the darkness of the disease. On June 20, people from all over the world come together to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. To participate, choose an activity you like and turn it into a fundraiser. Click here for more information and to register.
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (@TheADDF) is to rapidly accelerate the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s Impact Movement
The Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (@ALZIMPACT) is a separately incorporated advocacy affiliate of the Alzheimer’s Association. AIM advances and develops policies to overcome Alzheimer’s disease through increased investment in research, enhanced care and improved support. Thanks to the support of its members, AIM has driven policymakers to take historic steps to address the Alzheimer’s crisis — but much more remains to be done. AIM calls on all policy makers to implement recently-released recommendations by the to protect people living with Alzheimer’s and all dementia in long-term care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nursing homes and assisted living communities are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis, where 48 percent of nursing home residents are living with dementia, and 42 percent of residents in residential care facilities have Alzheimer’s or other dementia. #ENDALZ pic.twitter.com/TIHXAu34fo
— ALZ Impact Movement (@ALZIMPACT) June 11, 2020
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (@alzfdn) is to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure.
Registration for #AAIC20 is now open! Researchers, join us for this virtual event, free of charge. Don’t miss the largest global forum to advance dementia science. Register today at https://t.co/5xWbfuGPHa. pic.twitter.com/bGt8qRjkCO
— Alzheimer’s Association (@alzassociation) June 10, 2020