“Dementia is likely to be the biggest public health issue during this generation and the next so we really have to do all we can to meet this challenge now.” – Dr Jay Amin
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month here in the U.S., but given the worldwide impact of this deadly serious condition, I respectfully chop off the National part for my personal awareness-raising endeavors.
While the color pink thankfully strikes impressively during October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month), purple (ADAM’s color) has failed to reach my brain even once this year. Feel free to let me know (e.g. in the comments below), if you experienced any examples of popular support for this worthy cause during this month.
Dealing with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) as an entertainer (actually leveraging the power of entertainment to inform and build optimal support) will press upon me all year long (someone close to me is trying to deal mainly with the mild version of AD these days). One of my major goals is (preferably greatly) improving the public’s awareness-raising effort during November 2015 (by having yours truly and relevant company work hard all year long to build up to that powerfully global presentation). Though it probably goes without saying, I cannot do it alone. Much help is needed to build the global momentum towards recognizing that the brain is the final frontier of human anatomy, so reasonably dominant research is needed for “We the human species” to press onwards to better understand the mind for better survival.
One of my first moves to amplify the impact of next year’s ADAM is to expand the scope, so November becomes Mentality Awareness Month (Yes, MAM). After all, mental research likely overlaps in its contribution to the many conditions affecting the most complicated organ we know of (the one that helps us deal with knowledge itself).
Prompted by “Scientist Focus: Dr Jay Amin”: http://www.dementiablog.org/scientist-focus-dr-jay-amin/