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Sentrics Stands for Alzheimer’s

On June 20, people around the world mark the summer solstice—the longest day of the year—by fighting for a cure for Alzheimer’s. We at Sentrics are passionate about this fight because 1 in 10 people over the age of 65 suffers from Alzheimer’s and the number is growly…rapidly.

For the fifth year running, Sentrics team members are hosting Paint Sentrics Purple as a show of solidarity for Alzheimer’s Research and its “The Longest Day” fund raising program. The program raised funds for Alzheimer’s research while showing support and solidarity for Sentrics clients who care for seniors with and without Alzheimer’s-related conditions in thousands of communities across the country. This year Painting Sentrics Purple means, how can we make our brains more purple? Did you know that ‘engaging in mentally stimulating activities such as reading, writing, and playing games can improve brain health? Exercising your brain can help prevent beta-amyloid deposits from developing. These are the destructive proteins that have become the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.’ To learn how we can make our brains more purple, employees will dress up in their most purple costume on June 18th and we will get together for a virtual Purple Party that spans multiple states. During the party we will have different games and activities to educate attendees on how we can strengthen our brains and bodies to help prevent the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Top 10 Alzheimer’s Facts

  1. 60% to 80% of dementia cases are caused by Alzheimer’s disease
  2. 20 years represents the amount of time someone has Alzheimer’s before symptoms arise
  3. 32 million is the projected growth of Americans with Alzheimer’s from 2020 to 2050
  4. 66% of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women
  5. 7 million people age 85 and older are projected to have Alzheimer’s dementia by 2050, accounting for about half (51%) of all people 65 and older with Alzheimer’s dementia
  6. 33% of seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and it is the fifth leading cause of death for those age 65 and over
  7. 4-8 years is the average survival rate of people age 65 and older once diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia
  8. 66% of those who die of dementia do so in nursing homes, compared with 20% of people with cancer and 28% of people dying from all other conditions
  9. $244 billion of unpaid care was provided by family members and friends of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in 2019
  10. $305 billion is the projected total national cost of caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in 2020

Join Us in the Fight to Cure Alzheimer’s

Leading up to The Longest Day, Sentrics team members across five US offices, showed their support for the program in unique and purpose-driven ways by “painting” hallways, kitchens, home offices and even basements to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s, while following the company’s social distancing mandate.

Join us in this fight to end Alzheimer’s so that no other senior must face a world of confusion, depression, anger, memory loss and more.

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