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Purple Sunday is a community event to promote awareness of Alzheimer’s disease in the Black and Latinx communities through houses of worship.

By hosting a Purple Sunday event, churches can help their congregations learn more about the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, risk factors, warning signs, the importance of an early diagnosis, the diagnostic process and a variety of helpful programs offered by the Alzheimer’s Association.

If you live or worship in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster or Westchester counties, contact the Hudson Valley Chapter at 800.272.3900 or jmflores@alz.org for more information.

2023 Purple Sunday Virtual Kickoff
7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9

Join us virtually to hear presentations by Alzheimer's Association Research Champion Meg Boyce and Naa-Solo Tettey, Ed.D., MPH, MCHES
Associate Professor of Public Health at William Patterson University, Creator & Director 
of HeartSmarts. To register, click here

Tune into the 2022 Purple Sunday Virtual Kickoff 

Watching last year's Virtual Purple Sunday Kickoff from October 2021here

Talks by guest speakers at the event included:

"Advancing Science: Diversity & Equity in Dementia Research and Caregiver Wellness"

 

Percy Griffin, Ph.D. 
Director, Scientific Engagement Alzheimer’s Association


 "Matters of the Heart:
Tips for Caregiver Wellness"




Naa-Solo Tettey, Ed.D., 
MPH, MCHES

Associate Professor of Public Health at William Patterson University, Creator & Director 
of HeartSmarts