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This Week Sentrics Stands for Alzheimer’s

On June 21, 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 2022 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 our solutions help operators 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 purple party on June 21st. During this party, we will have a guest speaker,  . We will also 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 8 Alzheimer’s Facts

  1. In 2022, about 2.3 million people who have Alzheimer’s dementia are age 85 or older, accounting for 35% of all people with Alzheimer’s dementia.
  2. By 2060, 6.7 million people age 85 and older are expected to have Alzheimer’s dementia, accounting for about half (48%) of all people 65 and older with Alzheimer’s dementia.
  3. Estimated lifetime risk for Alzheimer’s dementia at age 45 was approximately 1 in 5 (20%) for women and 1 in 10 (10%) for men.
  4. Between 2020 and 2025 every state across the country will have experienced an increase of at least 6.7% in the number of people with Alzheimer’s.
  5. Alzheimer’s disease remains the fifth-leading cause of death among individuals age 65 and older.
  6. More than 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
  7. The greatest risk factors for late-onset Alzheimer’s are older age, genetics, and having a family history of Alzheimer’s.
  8. In 2021, caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias provided an estimated 16 billion hours of informal (that is, unpaid) assistance, a contribution to the nation valued at $271.6 billion.

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.