Alzheimers is a serious disease not only affecting 5.3 million Americans but their families, friends and spouses. It must be understood that it is not just a disease of the elderly. Experts estimate that some 500,000 people in their 30s, 40s and 50s have Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. We must address these facts and do our part in the discovery of a cure. Wear your purple, spread the word and help find a cure.