June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month at Putnam Ridge

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month!

Putnam Ridge has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association during the month of June to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  Over 5 million people suffering, Alzheimer’s disease that causes memory loss is a fatal brain disease that does not currently have a cure and is not a ‘normal’ part of aging.  Learning about ways to keep the brain healthy will reduce the chances of early-onset, and living a healthier lifestyle will reduce the risk of developing the disease. Areas such as physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, cognitive activity, and social engagement can help keep the brain healthy and potentially reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

During the month of June, Putnam Ridge is committed to educating people about the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s and prevention strategies.  Early detection and diagnosis can help families gain crucial access to available treatments and medications, and to receive help and support from the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition to raising awareness and supporting people who are living with the disease, Putnam Ridge also recognizes the millions of caregivers who face a difficult path with their loved ones.

Putnam Ridge will display purple ribbons in an effort to bring about awareness to brain health and will participate in the Alzheimer’s Association’s “The Longest Day” campaign on the summer solstice, which falls on June 21st this year.  The reason this day was selected is that everyday living with Alzheimer’s disease is the longest day.  We encourage the community to join the fight and be part of the goal to a world without Alzheimer’s Disease.

For more information, please contact Putnam Ridge at: 845-278-3636

 

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