Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman signs a proclamation for Alzheimer’s Awareness alongside Fran Gray, regional coordinator for Alzheimer’s Tennessee. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain causing memory loss and cognitive decline that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. More than 120,000 Tennesseans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to Alzheimer’s Tennessee. November 2021 marks the 38th Anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s Proclamation of Alzheimer’s Disease Month in the United States. Lincoln County recognizes individuals, families, friends and caregivers dealing with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, the researchers seeking treatments and a cure, and the education and support services provided by Alzheimer’s Tennessee.