Local Courts “Purple Out” to Bring Awareness to Alzheimer’s

Purple Out 2018

Staff of the Circuit, Sessions, and Juvenile Courts joined over 200 other courts from Mountain City to Memphis in raising awareness for Alzheimer’s in Tennessee on the 4th Annual state-wide Purple Out Day on September 14th. Because Alzheimer’s disease and dementia impact so many people, the Board of Directors for the State Court Clerks Association of Tennessee voted to adopt and support Alzheimer’s Tennessee, a Tennessee-based 501c3 not-for-profit organization. September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day.

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. It is a progressive and terminal disease that starts in the brain, destroying memory and thinking skills and eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. In most people with Alzheimer’s Disease, symptoms first appear after age 60. The changes typically occur slowly, over months and years not hours and days.

Alzheimer’s Tennessee provides support services, promotes brain health through education, and champions research for better prevention and treatment strategies. You can learn more about Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia with Alzheimer’s Tennessee at www.alztennessee.org.

Source: Kevin Poe, Circuit Court Clerk