Alzheimer's

Franklin County Mayor David Alexander, right, presents Frank Gray, Alzheimer’s Tennessee regional coordinator, with a signed proclamation Monday declaring Sept. 16-20 as “Purple Out Week” to draw attention to the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Sharing in the recognition is Franklin County Circuit Court Clerk Robert Baggett who appears on behalf of the Tennessee State Clerks of Court organization which adopted Alzheimer’s Tennessee as its charity of choice. The move was made to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias, and the organization designed Purple Out Week, which has ongoing activities themed in the color throughout the week, to enlighten the public about Alzheimer’s.