National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
It was President Reagan who, 11 years before his own diagnosis, declared November as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raise awareness for not only the disease, but also, the heavy burden shouldered by those who love and care for patients.
The Alzheimer’s Bell comes with a story card that reads:
The Butterfly, the heart, and the forget-me-not are all symbolic of the emotions of the people affected by dementia. The butterfly is a symbol of endurance, change, hope and life. The heart reminds us that “the heart remembers what the mind forgets.” The forget-me-not flower represents wonderful memories which cannot be forgotten.