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Sunrise Skilled Nursing & Rehab Joins Movement for Alzheimer's Awareness

Skilled Nursing Facility “Goes Purple”; Holds Other Support Activities

June 23, 2023

More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's Disease, says the Alzheimer's Association, reminding us that June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month.

To show its support, Sunrise Skilled Nursing & Rehab is joining individuals and organizations around the world in holding activities to raise awareness of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. The skilled nursing facility, in Virden, is “going purple,” the official color of Alzheimer's awareness, to educate people about this condition and raise funds to help those with the disease.

Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month
The staff of Sunrise Skilled Nursing & Rehab is engaging in multiple Alzheimer's awareness projects, including “Going Purple,” to raise awareness on the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia - a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60% to 80% of dementia cases.

“Sunrise Skilled Nursing & Rehab cares for many people in the community with memory conditions, including dementia and Alzheimer's,” said its administrator, CEO/Patty Barnes. “We realize how important it is for these patients to be nurtured and get specialized care in a compassionate environment. We also want to do our part in helping to accelerate critical research and find a cure.”

To enable that treatment, the facility has a dedicated, secure unit with 85 beds, where residents with Alzheimer's disease and other memory conditions are cared for.

Skilled Nursing Facility Holding Alzheimer's Events

To raise awareness during Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, Hallmark Healthcare of Carlinville will “go purple” by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. The facility has been an event sponsor for the past three years. Events like these raise money to help find a cure for this disease.

About Sunrise Skilled Nursing & Rehab Sunrise Skilled Nursing & Rehab is an 85-bed skilled nursing facility in Virden, Ill., providing long-term care, short-term care, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, physical therapy, rehab-to-home, speech therapy, hospice care, respite care, and a secure memory care unit. The center is currently accepting new admissions for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. For further information, please contact Sonnie Loschen at 217-851-0455 or or visit our website at