We can all help out by wearing or giving away Alzheimer's awareness jewelry. The purple ribbon is the official symbol for the Alzheimer's awareness movement. Alzheimer’s affects millions of people around the world. Out of the top ten causes of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s is the only condition which cannot be slowed down, prevented, or cured. It is clear that this condition is very serious and needs more awareness in the community. Support is also very important to help someone with the condition, and their families, to cope with everyday life.