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Today is Alzheimer’s Action Day and Beth Kallmyer of the Alzheimer’s Association wants to educate and inspire you to join the fight against this disease. September is officially observed as World Alzheimer’s Month.

There are over five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s–which is the most common form of dementia. African Americans are two times more likely to be diagnosed with the disease than whites.

In an effort to shed light on the challenges families and people living with Alzheimer’s face, the Alzheimer’s Association welcomes you to “Go Purple.” You can log on to to find out how you can address the stigma associated with the disease or share you or your family’s experience with Alzheimer’s.