WMBD This Morning Supports Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

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Clay Gordon, Lindsey Mills, and Meteorologist Lauren Rainson wear purple to support the start of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month… 

June 1st marks the start of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, so the WMBD This Morning crew is helping spread the word.  

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. It kills more than breast and prostate cancer combined. More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease. Despite the popular myth, Alzheimer’s is NOT normal aging and is a progressive brain disease without a cure. This disease is far more than simply memory loss. Alzheimer’s kills nerve cells and tissues in the brain. This affects an individual’s ability to remember, think, and plan. As the disease advances, the brain drastically shrinks due to cell death. Individuals lose the ability to communicate, recognize family/friends, and care for themselves.  

The Alzheimer’s Association reports that approximately 200,000 people under the age of sixty five are living with younger-onset Alzheimer’s. Currently, Alzheimer’s Disease cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed. Experts suggest adopting healthy lifestyle habits in order to help reduce risk of cognitive decline.  

To learn more about supporting Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness, visit http://alz.org/abam/?_ga=1.84317712.865058079.1393898811

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