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This Weekend 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 because1 in 9 people over the age of 65 suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and the number is growing…rapidly.

As a technology leader in senior living and acute care, Sentrics clients care for Alzheimer’s-related conditions every day. In fact, that 66% of those who die of dementia, do so in nursing homes or senior living facilities according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2021 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures special report.

The Alzheimer’s Association uses the color purple to symbolize the calm stability of blue and the passionate energy of red. For the fifth year running, Sentrics team members will Paint Sentrics Purple as a show of solidarity for Alzheimer’s Research and its “The Longest Day” fund raising program. The program raises funds for Alzheimer’s research while showing support for Sentrics clients who care for seniors and younger patients with and without Alzheimer’s-related conditions in thousands of communities and hospitals across the country.

This year, when we Paint Sentrics Purple, we challenge you to think about how can we make all of 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 help each Sentrics team member expand their purple brains, we will host a virtual purple party on June 18th and play 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. We invite you to find your own way to make your brain more purple. Watch our video to see how the Sentrics team marked the longest day in previous years. To join the Sentrics fundraising effort to stop Alzheimers, go here.

Top 7 Alzheimer’s Facts

  1. More than 6 million americans are living with alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million.
  2. In the united states, alzheimer’s and dementia deaths have increased 16% during the covid-19 pandemic.
  3. 1 In 3 seniors dies with alzheimer’s or another dementia. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
  4. In 2021, alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $355 billion. By 2050, these costs could rise as high as $1.1 Trillion.
  5. More than 11 million americans provide unpaid care for people with alzheimer’s or other dementias.
  6. In 2020, these caregivers provided an estimated 15.3 Billion hours of care valued at nearly $257 billion.
  7. Between 2000 and 2019, deaths from heart disease have decreased 7.3% While deaths from alzheimer’s have increased 145%.

Join Us in the Fight to Cure Alzheimer’s

Every year leading up to The Longest Day, Sentrics team members across five US offices, show 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 or patient must face must face a world of confusion, depression, anger, memory loss and more.

Donate today for a better tomorrow.