Every day, millions of American families experience the difficult reality of Alzheimer’s disease. The physical and emotional demands of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming, but no one should face this disease alone. During National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, we would like to recognize all those living with Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia and honor the caregivers, including families and friends, who support them.
Colors can make us feel better, calm strong feelings and even promote a sense of peace and relaxation. They can affect our physical, mental and spiritual states. Purple is the national cause ribbon color for this disease. Purple is the color of dignity and spirituality. It urges us to find the power within. It imparts determination, provides inspiration during transformation and can soothe and decrease stress. It is no wonder this color was chosen!
Our staff on all campuses is wearing the ribbons to increase awareness and renew commitment to improving treatments for this illness that may one day prevent it entirely.