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TALLADEGA -- June is Brain Awareness Month, a month-long effort to raise awareness about the seriousness of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

Please join the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (Mu Tau Omega & Chi Chapter) in spreading the word about Alzheimer’s and supporting the local Alzheimer’s chapter and its founder, Clifford Mosley.

June 21is the date set aside to spotlight Alzheimer’s and the efforts to find a cure, entitled “The Longest Day.” Donations will be taken this day at the AKA Sorority House at 806 W. Battle St., Talladega, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Many Americans dismiss the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, believing these symptoms are a normal part of aging. This is of even greater concern for African-Americans, who are two times more likely to develop late-onset Alzheimer’s disease than whites and less likely to have a diagnosis of their condition, resulting in less time for treatment and planning.

Every Sunday in June has been designated Purple Pulpit Sunday, with Sunday, June 17, selected as the spotlighted Sunday, to bring attention to the burden Alzheimer’s and other dementia are having on the African-American community, to utilize the power and influence of the African-American pulpit to bring awareness, to distribute the facts about Alzheimer’s and to encourage and support persons living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

For further information, please Mosley 256-315-5986 or Mary McGhee 256-362-8474 or 256-225-8138.