September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Abstract epilepsy, domestic violence, cancer, lupus, alzheimers purple hope awareness ribbonEvery September, the world is involved in an international campaign known as World Alzheimer’s Month. It is meant to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and challenge the stigma surrounding dementia.

As few as one in every 10 individuals living with dementia in low and middle income countries receive a diagnosis, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International.

If a diagnosis of dementia is made early enough, those with the disease and their families can be better equipped to cope with the course of the condition. Early detection also allows those suffering from dementia to sometimes live more meaningful and productive lives. Those who are diagnosed early also help aid dementia research, which could one day develop a treatment that will save their own life or others’ lives.

If you’re living with dementia, worried you could develop dementia, or are a caregiver for someone with dementia, World Alzheimer’s Month can serve as an excellent source of information and support for you.

Started in 2012, World Alzheimer’s Month has grown globally each year and does an excellent job of highlighting the importance of early diagnosis and detection of dementia. This September is the sixth annual World Alzheimer’s Month, and its 2017 theme is “Remember Me – Early diagnosis means I can live well for longer.” World Alzheimer Day will be on Sept. 21.

One of the many areas of Alzheimer’s that World Alzheimer’s Month helps support is adult incontinence. Incontinence is a lack of voluntary control over urination or defecation. Many late-stage Alzheimer’s patients suffer from incontinence.

For caregivers who look after someone with Alzheimer’s, World Alzheimer’s Month can help them learn more about incontinence supplies and incontinence products that will make their job much easier and cleaner.

Often time, caregivers can feel alone and lost when searching for reliable incontinence supplies. Many think that incontinence just requires some adult diapers or briefs, but there are actually more incontinence products than most might know.

Incontinence swim briefs, underpads, liners, adult wipes, reusable/washable products, skin care products, gloves, and disposable bags can also be purchased to help caregivers and their Alzheimer’s patients.

More people suffer from incontinence than you’d expect. Alzheimer’s and incontinence don’t discriminate and affect various types of people worldwide. It doesn’t matter if you’re young, old, man or woman, World Alzheimer’s Month delivers useful information that could help you in a fight against dementia.

Visit www.worldalzmonth.org to learn more about World Alzheimer’s Month and join the campaign. If you’d like to get more involved in World Alzheimer’s Month and help raise awareness about dementia, contact the Alzheimer association in your country.

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