Posted on June 11, 2019
Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Mills Pond Encourages You to Talk About Brain Issues Sooner
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. The Alzheimer’s Association is doing several things to bring attention to the disease this month. One of the key points is better communication among possible victims and family members.
Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation at Mills Pond agrees that an early diagnosis could make a difficult road ahead a bit more manageable. An early diagnosis can give you time to receive more treatments that may stave off the effects of the disease for a longer period of time, and it will allow you to receive more support and resources instead of having to suffer alone.
A recent report by the Alzheimer’s Association shows that nearly 90 percent of Americans would want close family members to say something if they were showing signs of memory loss, but only 25 percent of those surveyed said they would be comfortable having that conversation about a family member who appeared to be struggling with memory loss or other cognitive issues.
“Discussing Alzheimer’s is challenging for families and this campaign tackles the issue directly,” said Alzheimer’s Association’s Chief Marketing Officer Michael Carson in a press release. “Initiating conversations sooner can enable early diagnosis, which offers many important benefits, including allowing more time for critical care planning, better disease management and providing diagnosed individuals a voice in their future care.”
The Alzheimer’s Association is launching a campaign through the Ad Council that highlights stories of family members bravely bringing up the topic and leading to an early diagnosis. While it can make for an uncomfortable moment, the people in the ads was diagnosed with the disease are thankful that a loved one took the initiative to start the conversation.