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June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

June 01, 2023

Throughout the month of June, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people to support this awareness movement by wearing purple and training their brains to fight the Alzheimer's and other dementia diseases.  It is a time when people around the nation are having conversations about their own cognitive health and discussing cognitive well-being with family members, health care professionals, and friends.


Did you know that...

  • An esitmated 6.7 million Americans, age 65 and older, are living with Alzheimer's in 2023.
  • About 1 in 9 people, age 65 and older, has Alzheimer's?  That is 10.7%.
  • By 2050, the number of people, age 65 and older and who suffer from Alzheimer's disease, is projected to grow to 12.7 million


  • About 30% of caregivers are age 65 or older.
  • Nearly half of all caregivers (48%) who provide help to older adults, do so for someone living with Alzheimer's or another dementia.
  • Approximately two-thirds of caregivers are women.  More specifically, over one-third of dementia caregivers are daughters.

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