This year, the summer solstice is June 20, 2022. Also known as “The Longest Day,” the Alzheimer’s Association uses this calendar marker to shine a light on June as the Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. With a focus on care, support and research for brain illness and a laser-like focus on finding a cure, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people to connect and outshine the darkness of Alzheimer’s through a fundraising event around The Longest Day.
Here at Springpoint at Home, we are aware of the mild cognitive impairment that causes cognitive changes in the elders we serve. This early-stage memory loss or loss of other cognitive ability like visual/spatial perception often requires some help in living independently. Our private duty home care aides help your elder to continue to maintain as much independence as possible. Our Aging Life Care Advisors™/Care Management team can monitor changes in four core mental abilities. There is cause for concern if we observe changes to recent memory, language, visuospatial and executive function. Problems with two or more of these can be a sign that these changes qualify as a dementia. But it is important to first rule out physical causes, like hearing loss or a urinary tract infection (UTI). A diagnostic process is the next step.
We know the number of Americans impacted by Alzheimer’s, more than five million, is staggering. By 2050, the number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million, with the largest impact continuing to be in the aging population. It is why we support The Longest Day with education and fundraising events.
We recently kicked off our 2022 Alzheimer’s Association fundraising with a health fair at Monroe Village for family and residents. It is the first of several events planned for this year to help the community, our residents and their families understand the importance of overall brain health to health. We want to increase the understanding of the work being done through the Alzheimer’s Association and the importance it plays in finding a cure for neurodegenerative disease. We hope to see you at the next event.
To learn more about Springpoint at Home, please call us at 844-724-1777 or visit our website at https://springpointathome.org/