November is National Caregiver Month and National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
Many of us have an elderly parent or loved one, and at Care, Inc. we specialize in providing specialized in-home care. November gives us a chance to honor all of the caregivers who work for our company, but also to celebrate other caregivers throughout the country for the amazing efforts they go through to take care of elderly patients who have dementia or Alzheimer’s, as well as any caregiver who provides services to clients of all ages. Your sacrifices are noticed, and we applaud you!
Just in the United States, there are 65+ million caregivers who are comprised of 29% of the country’s population. There are certainly a whole lot of caring people out there. Take a look at more statistics, here.
This is also National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, but what do people really understand about Alzheimer’s disease? We know that this disease impacts the mind’s ability to serve properly, such as cognitive abilities, memory loss/forgetfulness, often disoriented or dizzy feelings and in more progressive cases, the inability to hold a conversation.
Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia, which describes a loss of memory or intellectual capacities or behaviors that interfere with common routines. Most sufferers of Alzheimer’s are over the age of 65, although younger people can get it beginning in their late 40’s through their 50’s.
This disease is also progressive, which means it worsens gradually. Seeming forgetfulness or memory loss can turn into a real struggle to communicate and function in Alzheimer’s later stages. Other symptoms may include forgetting of new information, unawareness of date, time or day of the week, confusion, mood swings, disorientation, and other strange things.
Unfortunately, no known cure for Alzheimer’s is in place. Scientists are still researching but there are treatments that can be administered to slow down the progression. As we bring awareness to Alzheimer’s and the caregivers who help them this November, we feel like they deserve a special medal of honor for their dedication! So, thank you to all Caregivers of Care, Inc. and to those around the nation. We truly appreciate what you do!
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