Franklin—Mayor Ken Moore will present a Proclamation to the Board of Mayor and Alderman, Tuesday, May 22nd, designating the month of June as Alzheimer’s Awareness month in the City of Franklin.
“Proclamations, such as this, will only help raise vital awareness needed for this disease,” states Nashville Walk to End Alzheimer’s Chair, Laura Musgrave.
Alzheimer’s is the third leading cause of death in Williamson County, with 114 individuals in the county losing their lives to Alzheimer’s in 2016. As a state, Tennessee ranks 7th in the nation in Alzheimer’s deaths with 120,000 Tennesseans struggling with the disease. An estimated 5.5 million people aged 65 and over have Alzheimer’s disease and another 200,000 people under age 65 have younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Throughout the month of June, the Alzheimer’s Association will be working with the City and many local businesses and organizations to raise awareness and promote healthy lifestyle tips essential to maintaining optimal brain health. If you or your business is interested in participating, contact Fatemeh Delheimer 615.315.5880 x107
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. Visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.