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“Go Purple” for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

by Berks Community Television (BCTV)

Jun 02, 2022

As part of Berks Community Television’s on-going initiative to connect Berks County with valuable health & wellness information, BCTV will be sharing statistics and resources throughout the month of June across multiple platforms for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month.

Throughout the month, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people to educate themselves on mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease, and to support the movement by wearing purple to raise awareness of the disease.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association:

  • More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million.
  • Fewer than 1 in 5 Americans are familiar with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which can be an early stage of Alzheimer’s.
  • About one-third of people with MCI due to Alzheimer’s disease develop dementia within 5 years of diagnosis.”

BCTV is launching new campaigns every month in 2022 to connect Berks County with information to promote healthy living. Monthly themes will be announced and promoted with messaging distributed across the media organization’s multiple platforms.

Follow BCTV on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and tune in to BCTV during the month of June for more mental health tips, statistics, and resources.

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