Ways to go ‘Purple with a Purpose’ this month
Frisco, Texas, June 04, 2018 – This June 21st is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness day. Awareness is important because the number of people affected by the disease is now over forty-seven million.
June 21 marks the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. It also shows love for and highlights those people who not only are affected by the disease, mostly characterized with a decline in memory skills, but also the nurses, doctors, and other caregivers who help those affected and continue to search for a cure.
Cities and states across the U.S are wearing purple and holding events in their various chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association. These chapters want to bring recognition and education about Alzheimer’s to the public, as well as let people know about the other symptoms it can cause, such as dementia and depression in both living with the disease and caregivers.
The events held on June 21 include fundraisers in the forms of auctions and triathlons, forums and support groups where people can talk about their experiences, and speaking engagements that educate the public and provide a place to ask an expert questions and seek help.
The Cottages, a place where Alzheimer’s sufferers can get treatment in a neighborhood-like setting, also discusses the causes and treatments for dementia and depression, saying that “up to 40 percent of people living with Alzheimer ’s suffer from significant depression” and that identifying depression in a loved one “isn’t always easy.”
By taking the time to educate the public on the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s, depression, and ways that the effects can be alleviated and understood, The Cottages and the National Alzheimer’s Association hope to help prevent more cases of Alzheimer’s disease. For now, they want to make living with the disease peaceful and manageable for those who do deal with the symptoms, until the disease is cured once and for all.
About The Cottages
The Cottages is dedicated to care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. The Cottage concept provides a home-like environment tailored to meet individual needs based on physical, mental and emotional needs. The Cottages offers all-inclusive pricing with no level of care charges and all care and services are included. The Cottages currently has locations in Frisco, Round Rock, League City and Amarillo, Texas. The Cottages has been operating in Texas since 1997 and is family owned and operated by The Cottages Senior Living.
Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and The Cottages difference at www.alzcottages.com