Go Purple in June for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Every June, Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month turns the world purple to promote awareness and education about Alzheimer’s and dementia. As a leader in in-home care services, Great Care joins in the conversation about the brain to share statistics showing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are a major public health issue.

“Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s, the only leading cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed,” says the  Alzheimer’s Association. “During the month of June, the Alzheimer’s Association asks people around the world to wear purple and use their brains to fight Alzheimer’s disease.”

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that worldwide, 47 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The fatal disease kills nerve cells and tissue in the brain, affecting an individual’s ability to remember, think and plan, according to the Association. Without a change, these numbers are expected to grow to 76 million by 2030, health organizations predict.

“Ultimately, those with the disease will lose their ability to communicate, recognize family and friends, and care for themselves,” says the Association.

Great Care joins in the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission to eliminate the disease through the advancement of research, enhancing care and support for all affected, and reducing the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

“Great Care is committed to joining the Alzheimer’s Association in leading the fight against a disease devastating families worldwide while costing our global community billions of dollars,” says Great Care owner and CEO Julie Sullivan. “We’ll help raise awareness by going purple and sharing why we support the fight to end Alzheimer’s.”

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that in the U.S. alone, approximately 5.8 million individuals are living with the disease, and more than 15 million are acting as caregivers. The organization encourages caregivers and families to become inspired by powerful stories of people sharing their experience with Alzheimer’s on social media, using the hashtag #MyAlzStory.

Visit alz.org for more information and local resources for Alzheimer’s and dementia care.


The professionals at Great Care are available to talk with you and your family about all of your home care needs, including respite care. Great Care is a non-medical in-home care agency providing quality and affordable elder care in Fishers, IN and the surrounding areas. Call (888) 240-9101 for more information.

About Julie S.

Julie Sullivan is the Owner at Great Care of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Great Care is a licensed, personal services agency, providing in-home care services to the Indianapolis, Indiana and surrounding areas. We serve the personal health and daily care needs of seniors or individuals who prefer to stay at home, but require assistance with everyday activities, such as dressing, personal hygiene, meal preparation, laundry or errands. Our team of certified nurse aids and home health aids can provide you with personalized, in-home care services to meet your needs, including:
• Daytime hourly in-home care
• Temporary or post-hospital respite care
• 24-hour, around-the-clock home care
• Morning and evening care
• Overnight / Slumber care
In addition, we offer our Care Compass service, to assist in setting the course for the next stage in your loved ones life. We guide you through the currents of aging, and help you find your true north. Our licensed nurses, with experience in hospice and geriatric care, will help guide you through the complex and often sensitive journey of selecting an in-home care service, and will provide a smooth transition to a new way of life for your loved one, without the anxiety and fear.
Our current nursing and management team has more than 75 years of combined experience in the home healthcare services industry. All of our caregivers are bonded, insured and screened thoroughly, so you know you’ll be receiving the greatest care possible. That’s why we stand by our mission: to deliver the same, quality care we expect for ourselves and our loved ones.