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Elder Care The Heights TX: November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Elder Care The Heights TX: November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November marks National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Whether this disease has affected you personally or you know of someone who is currently a caretaker of someone with the disease, it can be a difficult situation to deal with at times. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s every 69 seconds.

That means that nearly 15 million family member and friends are currently providing unpaid elder care to those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia diseases. The disease also goes beyond just memory loss. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United Elder Care The Heights TXStates today.

National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month works to provide the information people need to help better take care of those already diagnosed.

The awareness campaign also provides information for people who may suspect that a friend or loved one may be suffering from the disease. The organization provides a range of resources, from what you need to discuss after a diagnosis to educational programs for those who provide elder care.

When you want to support the efforts of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, there are a number of things you can do.

The easiest action you can take is a make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association. If you also have some time to give, you can volunteer at your local chapter, participate in fundraisers held throughout the year or volunteer for a clinical trial as a healthy control subject. This is the only way that advancements in Alzheimer’s treatments can be made.

If you are passionate about the rights of Alzheimer’s patients and their caretakers, you can also become an advocate for the cause. You can help to find new ways to speak up for the rights of these patients so they can get better care and their caretakers can get the support they need.

The Alzheimer’s Association runs various activities and fundraisers throughout the year, but puts a special emphasis on getting the word out during the month of November to support all that are going through this disease as well as honoring those who give their time to assist them every single day.

For information about how At Your Side Home Care can help with elder care for your loved one suffering from Alzheimers disease, call 832-271-1600 or fill out our web form today.

Donna Wrabel, LMSW

For most of us, the word "home" evokes warm feelings of comfort, security and well-being. For older adults, home also means holding tight to cherished memories and maintaining self-esteem and independence. When illness, injury or age make life a little more challenging, remaining at home in a comfortable, familiar environment encourages recovery and enhances the quality of life. Home can be defined as a private residence, an independent or assisted living facility or even a short term stay in the hospital, we recognize the additional benefits provided by a personal, professional assistant.

Our Certified Nurse Aides, 24-Hour Live-in Assistants and Home Health Aides are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also provide the security and confidence of 24-hour Telephone Assistance, so fast, reliable help is always available when it's needed. To learn more about our homecare services see our homecare services page.

Different people need different levels of homecare. To meet the requirements of our clients, At Your Side Homecare maintains consistent staffing levels of caring professionals. Homecare service is available for as little as a few hours a week, or as many as 24 hours a day, seven days a week