Laurie Hernandez: Caring For Someone With Alzheimer’s Is Not Easy

American gymnast, Olympian gold medalist, and Dancing with the Stars champion, Laurie Hernandez knows a thing or two about performing under pressure, but for her, family comes first, which is why she’s championing a cause close to her heart, Alzheimer’s disease. Hernandez lost her grandmother to Alzheimer’s so she knows first hand about how difficult it is to be a caregiver for someone who has this progressive disease.  laurie hernandez alzheimer's

Hernandez, joins other celebrity champions, such as Selenis Leyva and Alfred Molina, to help raise awareness during Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month by sharing their personal stories with the Alzheimer’s Association and are helping raise awareness on social media by posting photos of themselves wearing purple using the #EndAlz and #MyAlzStory hashtags.