Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness: Never Forget their Struggle

You’ve probably seen all the yellow ribbon stickers and magnets on cars that symbolize support for our troops, and you probably know that pink ribbons are often used to show someone’s support for breast cancer awareness. If you see a purple ribbon on display, it may mean that someone has a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in adults – dementia being a serious loss of cognitive ability in a person who was previously unaffected by this problem. Alzheimer’s disease is degenerative, which means it gets progressively worse as time goes on. It is also incurable and terminal, meaning it has no real cure and Alzheimer’s patients eventually die with the disease.

Alzheimer’s affects more than the person with the condition.

Seeing a loved one suffer through the stages of Alzheimer’s is extremely difficult. I watched my grandmother go from a vibrant, outgoing woman to a shadow of her former self. She quickly went from “being a little forgetful” to forgetting to eat, forgetting to bathe, and wandering off at night in her pajamas and going home to the wrong house. She no longer recognized friends and family yet would tell strangers “I love you!” She was eventually placed with a full-time caregiver, which happens often with Alzheimer’s patients. She ultimately became bedridden, lost the ability to feed herself and spent her days hugging a teddy bear. Taking care of a person with Alzheimer’s becomes a full-time job.

We at Awareness Gift Boutique have a huge amount of respect for the stress and sadness that Alzheimer’s patients and their family members and caregivers must endure, and we strive to raise awareness of the disease with our wide variety of beautiful Alzheimer’s awareness apparel and gifts.

You may enjoy some of the following:

Peace Love Cure Alzheimer’s Disease Canvas Bag

Pease Love Cure Alzheimer's Disease Canvas Bag

Peace Love Cure Alzheimer's Disease Canvas Bag

Alzheimer’s Disease Hope T-Shirt

Alzheimer's Disease Hope Shirt

Alzheimer's Disease Hope Shirt

Alzheimer’s Disease Celtic Butterfly 3 Mouse Pad

Alzheimer's Disease Celtic Butterfly 3 Mousepad

Alzheimer's Disease Celtic Butterfly 3 Mousepad

Please sure to view the rest of our Alzheimer’s Awareness items to find the perfect one for you or someone you know!


The informational content of this blog is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

Colon Cancer Awareness Month T-Shirts, Apparel, Gifts, Merchandise (March)

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month.  This presents the perfect opportunity to ‘become aware’ of this deadly cancer by learning the symptoms as well as what you can do to lower your risk for getting it. Many people are under the mistaken belief that there is nothing they can do prevent colon cancer.  While it is true that you cannot control things like genetics, family history of colon cancer, your age, and other health conditions that you may, there are things you can do to lower your colon cancer risk.

Exercise – Studys have shown that a 30-45 minute brisk walk 5 days a week is enough to improve your risk of getting colon cancer

Diet – Make sure that 75% of your plate is plant foods. Better yet, go vegetarian!

Maintain a healthy body weight

Get regular colon cancer screenings beginning at age 50, or sooner if there is a family history of colon cancer

While maintaining a healthy lifestyle and enduring uncomfortable screenings may be difficult for some to do at first, it most definitely beats the possible alternative.

In observance of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Awareness Gift Boutique At Zazzle recently released their Colon Cancer Awareness Month line of t-shirts, apparel, and gifts featuring exclusive designs, inspiring themes, and unique colon cancer blue awareness ribbons.  Take a look at some of our favorites:

Colon Cancer Awareness Month Flower Ribbon 4 shirt
Colon Cancer Awareness Month Flower Ribbon 4 by Awareness Gift Boutique
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Colon Cancer Awareness Month Bee 1.3 shirt
Colon Cancer Awareness Month Bee 1.3 by Awareness Gift Boutique
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Colon Cancer Awareness Month Butterfly 3.2 shirt
Colon Cancer Awareness Month Butterfly 3.2 by Awareness Gift Boutique
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To see our complete line of Colon Cancer Awareness Month designs, please CLICK HERE.

The informational content of this blog is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.