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Pharr Proclaims June 2024 as “Alzheimer’s Brain Awareness Month”

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The Phar City Commission approved a proclamation declaring June 2024 as "Alzheimer's Brain Awareness Month." The City of Pharr acknowledges the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s disease, which affects around 7 million people in the United States, including 459,300 in Texas. Image courtesy of the City of Pharr
The Phar City Commission approved a proclamation declaring June 2024 as “Alzheimer’s Brain Awareness Month.” The City of Pharr acknowledges the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s disease, which affects around 7 million people in the United States, including 459,300 in Texas. Image courtesy of the City of Pharr
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The Phar City Commission approved a proclamation declaring June 2024 as “Alzheimer’s Brain Awareness Month.” The City of Pharr acknowledges the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s disease, which affects around 7 million people in the United States, including 459,300 in Texas. As the sixth leading cause of death nationally and the fifth among the elderly, Alzheimer’s imposes substantial costs on society, with direct care valued at $347 billion. 

In Texas alone, 1.1 million caregivers provide 1.8 billion hours of unpaid care, worth $25.8 billion annually. The proclamation was presented to Maxine P. Vieyra, Program Manager, Alzheimer’s Association. 

“This year we are encouraging everyone to take care of their brain health by building healthy habits such as exercising, not smoking, and changing their diets to help improve brain function,” announced Vieyra. “We are thankful to the City of Pharr for supporting this proclamation and helping us spread awareness throughout the month and we hope you will also join us in wearing purple to highlight this important cause,” she added. 

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The city recognizes the Alzheimer’s Association’s efforts to raise funds and awareness to combat this disease and encourages residents to support and enhance care for those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

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