Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that causes abnormal changes in the brain, mainly affecting memory and cognitive function. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60-80% of all dementia cases. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2021. Two-thirds (3.8 million) of these people are women.
Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Forget-me-nots are the official flower of the Alzheimer’s movement. Purple is the official color. #AlzheimersAwarenessMonth