Today recognized for Alzheimer’s Awareness Day

Today is the longest day of the year and a day when the Alzheimer’s Association would like you to consider their cause. Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop has declared June 21st as Alzheimer’s Awareness Day in the city.

Leah Shattuck with the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Indiana Chapter says that nine cities across Indiana have made similar declarations today:

She says that more than 110,000 Hoosiers are affected by Alzheimer’s and more than 338,000 residents are acting as caregivers.

She said the disease can seem overwhelming.

Shattuck said that June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month.

Shattuck talks about what you can do to help on this Longest Day campaign.

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