June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month so here at Fountain Park one of the ways we are going to take part in “The Longest Day” is by wearing purple to show our support and spread awareness. The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and takes place on the summer solstice, June 21st. Worldwide, 47 million people are living with dementia with the annual global cost of dementia being $818 billion in U.S. dollars. 15.9 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia in the United States. By wearing purple we want to get the conversation started, so to speak, in the hopes that it will inspire curiosity in others who will want to find out more about the disease. Our hope is that the more they learn the more they want to get involved in the fight. So not only do I encourage everyone to wear purple but I would also encourage you to contact the Alzheimer’s Association and see what you can do to help the cause.