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The Castlewood Senior Living Raising Alzheimer’s Awareness on the Longest Day


As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.

Mary Anne Radmacher

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, when those whose lives have been touched by memory-impairing diseases come together and raise awareness through education and support. This month includes June 21st, the summer solstice and the longest day of sunshine and light during the calendar year.

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect over five million individuals in the United States alone. If we continue this current trajectory, this number is expected to triple by the year 2050. The impact of Alzheimer’s on individuals and those who love them is astounding. Memory, personality, problem solving, safety awareness, decision making, relationships – all these things and more are affected through no fault or choice of the individual. For families, this can feel like a loss that never seems to end.

While dementia is incredibly challenging for everyone involved, there are ways that each one of us can bring light to the darkness.

The longest day at Castlewood senior living

The Longest Day is June 21st, also known as the summer solstice.

The day is meaningful to me as a Memory Care Director because it celebrates bringing awareness to Alzheimer’s and dementia. It’s a day where we can educate and advocate for our residents and their families that are living with these diseases.

Here at The Castlewood Senior Living Nixa, MO we are celebrating by having a car show and carnival as a fundraiser for The Longest Day. Residents and their families, along with the public, can participate with food, games, and music. We will also be wearing purple, the color that represents Alzheimer’s awareness.

We always encourage our resident’s families to come in and spend time in our Neighborhood. Whether it is during an activity, enjoying a meal, or just sitting and visiting with the residents, it is always pleasurable. Families are always welcome here at The Castlewood.

Let’s join as communities throughout this month to honor, love, and support not only those living with dementia, but their families as well. If your life is personally touched by this disease, we are here for you.