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September Is World Alzheimer’s Month

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istock_000004151552xsmallSeptember is World Alzheimer’s Month. Worldwide, 35 million people and their families are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Bethany Village is currently in the middle of an entire week of special events geared toward raising awareness for Alzheimer’s. Our campus trees are currently adorned with purple ribbons. Caregivers will enjoy a special retreat. Staff will all wear purple this Friday and Saturday, “Team Bethany” will walk in the Dayton edition of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. If you are interested in walking with Team Bethany, you can still sign-up! The walk is set for Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. at Carillon Park in the city of Dayton.

If you can’t make the walk, but want to do your part to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease, there are some easy steps you can take.

First, wear purple on Alzheimer’s Action Day, which is Friday, Sept. 21. Use the power of social media to turn Facebook and Twitter purple by changing your profile picture to the END ALZ icon.  You can also donate money to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s by visiting the official donation page of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Written by Bethany Lutheran Village

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