June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month, a worldwide effort to raise funds and support the 47 million people who are living with the irreversible progressive brain disorder.
We welcome you to join us here at ECHO in paying tribute to the month-long event by learning more about the disease and taking action to help #EndAlz.
Did you know?
- Alzheimer’s disease is caused by neuroinflammation and the buildup of protein fragments called amyloid-beta in the brain.
- Alzheimer’s disease causes memory loss, challenges in planning or solving problems, confusion, difficulty completing previously familiar tasks, trouble understanding visual images, decreased or poor judgment, changes in mood or personality, and withdrawal from work or social activities.
- In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s.
- There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. It costs more lives than breast and prostate cancer combined.
ECHO is dedicated to supporting those with diseases like Alzheimer’s disease by educating families about the potential benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) and connecting them with community and the doctors who can help. CBD has shown in preclinical studies to inhibit the buildup of amyloid-beta proteins, reduce inflammation, and provide neuroprotective effects that can benefit those with dementia.
Here are ways that you can participate in Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month:
- Educate yourself on the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Join Americans throughout the U.S. on Wednesday, June 21 in wearing the color purple to help raise awareness.
- Have you supported a friend or family member that has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease? Share your story on Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtags #ENDALZ or #MyAlzStory.
- Help restore hope in families with a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s by donating to the ECHO Foundation. Through generous donations, ECHO is able to connect families facing special circumstances with CBD products, and in some cases financial aid.
You can learn more about CBD and how it may benefit those with dementia diseases like Alzheimer’s by visiting our Education page. Keep up with all things ECHO by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.