Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Our Blog / June 11, 2019

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, a time in which the Alzheimer’s Association holds a global conversation about the brain, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Purple is the official color of the Alzheimer’s movement, so everyone is encouraged to “go purple” throughout the month to raise awareness.

Additionally, June 21 is called “The Longest Day” because it’s the day with the most sunlight – also known as the summer solstice. Participants across the world come together on The Longest Day to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through a fundraising activity of their choice.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.” The disease accounts for 60 percent to 80 percent of dementia cases.

Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s affects more than memory. The disease also impacts social interaction, physical abilities and the emotional wellbeing of those affected. That’s why Alzheimer’s care requires a special kind of caregiver.

Caregivers for our BrightSpring family of home health care brands, All Ways Caring HomeCare and ResCare HomeCare, understand the difficulties individuals and family caregivers undergo when faced with Alzheimer’s. By utilizing the A.L.I.G.H.T.® approach, our caregivers provide patient-centered, holistic care for seniors living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Click here to learn more about Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Click here to learn more about All Ways Caring HomeCare and the A.L.I.G.H.T.® approach.

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