During World Alzheimer’s Month this past September, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees helped to spread Alzheimer’s awareness with its “Purple with a Purpose” campaign. Multiple locations across E. Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire offered purple-frosted donuts during September. A portion of the proceeds were donated to the Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition, purple mugs were available to purchase for $10.00, and every Sunday that mug is offered a free hot or iced coffee refill.
Link to article – http://www.alzmass.org/dunkin/
The following is a video of “Still Alice” author Lisa Genova discussing Alzheimer’s Disease and the way it has affected her family.
There is also an insightful conversation about her novel at the Penn State University website:
Both are informative insights into Genova’s writing process, and her views on the awful disease.
A very moving, heartbreaking, and informative book… A fifty year-old woman realizes that she is developing very early onset of Alzheimer’s when she gets lost in her own neighborhood for the first time. What does one go through when they are completely aware that they’re losing themselves?
Author Lisa Genova’s website is: