Did you know that June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month? We know, it seems like there’s a month for everything, but this one is especially important for our clients. Throughout the year, we connect many clients with dedicated, experienced in-home care professionals that provide much-needed support for Alzheimer’s and other diseases that affect the brain. The goal of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month is to help people learn about and spread awareness for the disease and to share their stories and we’re here to help.

Knowing Where to Start

Facing a brain disease or brain-related injury or surgery can feel overwhelming. It can be hard to know where to start. That’s why ameriCARE has put together a list of our most useful articles about Alzheimer’s disease and general brain health. Take a look below for more information and reach out to your local ameriCARE if you have any questions!

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Helpful Articles About Alzheimer’s Disease from ameriCARE

The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease – Join the ameriCARE team as we review the three general phases of Alzheimer’s as defined by the Global Deterioration Scale.

What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease? – Hear from our experts as we discuss the differences between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease and clear up misconceptions between the two.

Complications from Alzheimer’s Disease – Complications from Alzheimer’s Disease – learn more about the extent of Alzheimer’s Disease to better identify and tackle related issues like pneumonia, bedsores, and falls.

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Helpful Tips for Memory and Brain Health from ameriCARE

Tips for Preventing or Delaying Memory Loss – Memory loss happens to all people as we age, but our experts outline six easy steps we can start taking today to help delay memory issues in the future.

How Can Seniors Stay Sharp Mentally? – Our experts teamed up again to develop important tips and tricks to helping seniors stay sharp. As a loved one of a senior, a care professional, or even as a senior yourself, you can use these seven tips to help care for your brain.

The 10 Pillars of Brain Wellness – Brain health is about more than memory and critical thinking skills. The brain is an organ that controls all functions of the body and interprets and stores information from the outside world. There’s more to taking care of it than memory games. Join our in-home care experts as we cover the 10 essential pillars to optimal brain heath.

Connecting with Seniors – Ways to Help Your Aging Loved One Stay Engaged and Positive During Covid-19 – Isolation, during a pandemic or not, can cause serious brain health issues. Join our team as we review ways to keep seniors engaged and sharp, even during times of required isolation.

Resources for Better Engagement – Explore a complete list of our resources and articles dedicated to helping families and loved ones improve communication and encourage more engagement throughout the year.

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Helpful Guidance for Alzheimer’s and Brain-Related Care Options from ameriCARE

Coping Strategies for Alzheimer’s Caregiving – As an Alzheimer’s caregiver, it is important to have coping strategies to help navigate and handle the different challenges that may occur when caring for a loved one with the disease. ameriCare’s recommended caregivers have robust experience working with those with Alzheimer’s and have compiled eight tips to cope when providing care.

The Role of In-Home Care for Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries – Recovering from the effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury (SCI) can feel incredibly overwhelming, and at times, hopeless. But with some proper coordination, there’s no reason why anyone recovering can’t lead a fulfilled life. Join our team to learn more!

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Helpful Resources

You’re Not Alone – Connect with Others Who Have Been Affected by Alzheimer’s – Check out the Alzheimer’s Association gallery of Instagram and Twitter posts from people just like you, who go purple in June to #ENDALZ.

24/7 Helpline by the Alzheimer’s Association – (800.272.3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with dementia, caregivers, families and the public. Learn More.

Alzheimer’s Association Digital Resources – Browse information, tools, and resources for understanding life and caregiving with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Explore Resources.

BrightFocus Foundation – BrightFocus funds exceptional scientific research worldwide to defeat Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma and provides expert information on these heartbreaking diseases. Learn more about healthy living, understanding and managing Alzheimer’s, and get caregiving tips. Explore Resources.

One thing is true, regardless of your or your loved one’s diagnosis – having an in-home care professional can provide much-needed relief, confidence, and security during a time of such uncertainty. If you or a loved one is facing Alzheimer’s or other brain-related injuries or illness, reach out to ameriCARE to learn more about getting the help you deserve right at home!

Last Updated June 9, 2022