If you have any purple in your closet, consider sporting it this June to mark Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. It’s become the signature color not only for this event but also for the millions of patients, caregivers, researchers and volunteers who make up the Alzheimer’s movement. To this benevolent army, wearing purple—which blends the tranquility of blue with the passion of red, represents their calm but unrelenting fight against the disease.
It’s a monumental battle. More than six million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, a number that’s projected to reach 13 million by 2050. One in three older adults die with Alzheimer’s or another kind of dementia, which is more than succumb to prostate cancer and breast cancer combined. Besides the professionals who care for them, more than 11 million unpaid caregivers provided over 15 billion hours of care for people living with Alzheimer’s in 2020. That’s dedication.
These numbers make for sobering reading, but they don’t tell the whole story. While Alzheimer’s remains an incurable disease, caregivers and senior living communities have made huge strides in helping people with Alzheimer’s live with dignity.
Take memory care—this fast growing segment of senior living communities provides a safe and stimulating environment for people with Alzheimer’s or other kinds of dementia. We believe that declining memory doesn’t change who your loved one was, who they are now, and who they can be. Our goal will be whole-person wellness, and we will achieve that through music and art therapy, cognitive games and technology, as well as around-the-clock personal support in safe, comfortable surroundings.
Opening in 2024 (pending final approval of the Maryland Department of Aging and the City of Annapolis), The Village at Providence Point–A National Lutheran Community, will include a dedicated memory care neighborhood. Here, residents will be safe and secure around the clock but also will be given as much freedom and autonomy as possible. Our program will be designed to manage dementia and Alzheimer’s symptoms, improve quality of life, and provide each person with a supportive environment where they can thrive.
Many older adults never require this level of assisted living, but seeing lots of purple in June is a reminder that all residents at The Village at Providence Point and their loved ones will enjoy peace of mind, knowing that a state-of-the-art memory care community will be available.
Contact us today to learn more about memory care at The Village at Providence Point!