12 purple things to wear in honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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By: REAL Services + Home Comfort Experts

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. REAL Services and Home Comfort Experts are All in For Alzheimer’s, and you can be too! Wear purple every day this month to raise awareness about this disease that impacts thousands of senior citizens right here in northern Indiana.

Here are 11 purple things you can wear to start a conversation about Alzheimer’s this month.

1. Purple clip-in hair extensions

(Flying Beauty/Amazon.com)

When someone asks you about why you have a lock of purple hair, you can let them know that there are more than 9,000 people in northern Indiana who are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Get a strand of these clip-in extensions for $15.99 on Amazon.

2. Want something more customizable? Try this temporary brush-in dye.


When you explain that the dye is only temporary, you can also explain that  Alzheimer’s disease isn’t temporary — it progresses for the rest of a patient’s life. Get a bottle of dye for $6.99 on Amazon.

3. Go for a classic hair accessory like these headbands

1 Dozen 2.5 Inch Cotton Soft and Stretchy Headbands Funny Girl Designs (Official Funny Girl Purple)
(Funny Girl Designs/Amazon.com)

Classic symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease can also be explained by more than 120 other diseases — which is why getting a diagnosis can take awhile. Get a dozen headbands (you can give the extras to friends and coworkers!) for $19.98 on Amazon.

4. Go out-of-the-box (but still on-trend) with a flower crown headband

Floral Fall Elastic Coffee Big Rose Flower Headband Hair Wreath Halo Crown F-37 (Purple)
(Floral Fall/Amazon.com)

Speaking of trends, did you know that by 2050, more than 16 million Americans are expected to have Alzheimer’s disease? Get the flower crown for $8.99 on Amazon.

5. This fit-and-flare dress is perfect for any occasion

Styleword Women's Sleeveless Casual Cotton Flare Dress(Purple,XXL)

This dress pairs great with a conversation about how important it is for Alzheimer’s patients to be in the right care facility so they can safely enjoy their life to the fullest. It’s available in sizes S-XXL for $15.99 – $17.99 on Amazon.

6. Gentlemen, this classic button-down is perfect for you

Haggar Men's Long Sleeve Peached Poplin Woven Shirt, Purple Cube, X-Large
(Haggar Clothing/Amazon.com)

You know what else is perfect for you? Reminding people that there are about 3,600 unpaid Alzheimer’s caregivers in every county in Indiana who need support in addition to Alzheimer’s patients. Get this shirt in sizes S-XXL for $18.04 – $24.99 on Amazon.

7. Rock this tie in your formal dress attire


When someone compliments it, you can mention your tie to Alzheimer’s disease. It can be yours for only $7.99 on Amazon.

8. This Alzheimer’s T-shirt with a powerful message

(Alzheimers Support/Amazon.com)

This bold T-shirt won’t let anyone who sees you forget that Alzheimer’s disease impacts more than 9,000 people locally. The shirt is available in 5 different colors in men’s S-3XL, women’s S-XL and kids’ 4-12 on Amazon.

9. This charming bracelet is a great piece for any outfit

DOLON Fight For ALZ Alzheimers's Disease Butterfly Cancer Purple Ribbon Awareness Bracelet

Let people know why they should fight for Alzheimer’s too. Get the bracelet for $10.90 on Amazon.

10. These fleece-lined leggings are great for wintery runs

90 Degree By Reflex Fleece Lined Leggings - Yoga Pants - Purple Cationic L
(90 Degree By Reflex/Amazon.com)

You’ll never run out of a reason to talk about how an Alzheimer’s diagnosis impacts a patient’s an entire community in these warm leggings. Order a pair in sizes X-Small to X-Large on Amazon.

11. These classy dress socks

(SpotLight Hosiery/Amazon.com)

It’s a great start to a conversation about all the steps a patient goes through to get an Alzheimer’s diagnosis — and the steps they’ll go through afterwards. Get your socks for $9.50 on Amazon.

12. Finish any look with these purple shoes

But you’ll never be finished talking about the importance of Alzheimer’s Awareness. Get a pair of shoes for $39 to $169.99 on Amazon.

More than 9,000 seniors in northern Indiana are living with Alzheimer’s. REAL Services is the only organization helping local Alzheimer’s patients and their families with their day-to-day needs. Do you need help? Call REAL Services at 574-233-8205. REAL Services & Home Comfort Experts are All In For Alzheimer’s.

(Photo Supplied/REAL Services)
(Photo Supplied/Home Comfort Experts)


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