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Letter to the editor: Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s, a disease that is often misunderstood. Many people do not know that Alzheimer’s is fatal, killing more people than breast and prostate cancer combined, or that Alzheimer’s is not normal aging but a progressive brain disease that affects more than just memory.

During June, Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, communities throughout Pennsylvania are fighting back by sharing the facts about Alzheimer’s, sharing their stories, going purple and honoring those facing the disease by participating in The Longest Day on June 21. We are incredibly thankful for those who have already taken action but know communities must become involved to truly make a difference. To join us in the fight on The Longest Day, please visit alz.org/tld.

Research is still evolving, but evidence is strong that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by making key lifestyle changes. Based on this research, the Alzheimer’s Association offers 10 Ways to Love Your Brain, a collection of tips that can reduce the risk of cognitive decline. When possible, combining the habits found on alz.org/10ways can help achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body.

Clay Jacobs

Downtown

The writer is executive director of the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.


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