November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Go Purple with a Purpose for Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month. President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million.  Get involved this month, and help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.

Honor a caregiver: https://alz.org/honor/honor.asp

10 Ways to Help a Family Living with Alzheimer’s: http://blog.alz.org/10-ways-to-help-a-family-living-with-alzheimers/

People living with early-stage Alzheimer’s would like you to know:

  • “I’m still the same person I was before my diagnosis.”
  • “My independence is important to me; ask me what I’m still comfortable doing and what I may need help with.”
  • “It’s important that I stay engaged. Invite me to do activities we both enjoy.”
  • “Don’t make assumptions because of my diagnosis. Alzheimer’s affects each person differently.”
  • “Ask me how I’m doing. I’m living with a disease, just like cancer or heart disease.”
  • “I can still engage in meaningful conversation. Talk directly to me if you want to know how I am.”
  • “Don’t pull away. It’s OK if you don’t know what to do or say. Your friendship and support are important to me.”

If you ever need additional support, Hopkinton Home Care can help. If you or a loved one need extra help, our personalized and custom health home care is a great option.

Keep in touch: 

Hopkinton Home Care provides quality home care services in your home with an assisted living focus on the entire needs of each and every individual that we serve.

http://www.hopkintonhomecare.com

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