By Derek Jones
To recognize National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in November, Griswold Home Care has created an engaging infographic that provides a visual snapshot of the most critical barriers, frustrations, challenges and best practices for clients with Alzheimer’s Disease and their family/professional caregivers. Alzheimer¹s Disease is a progressive brain disorder that can impact a person’s memory, concentration, personality, judgment, perception, orientation and ability to complete activities of daily living. Alzheimer’s Disease also creates significant emotional, financial and psychosocial burdens for those living with the disease.
Over the last two years, the US Department of Health and Human Services and national advocacy organizations have updated and published a “National Alzheimer’s Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease.” This publication offers 70 pages of detailed findings, goals, challenges and priorities. Recent research has also uncovered new medical and non-medical treatment approaches that have shown some promise. We still do not have a cure for Alzheimer¹s Disease. This often creates a sense of helplessness for clients and caregivers. We feel that there are things that you can do to fight back such as advocacy, clinical trials, research funding and peer-to-peer support. Read on to learn more about Alzheimer¹s Disease and steps you can take to fight back.