Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects more than around 50 million people worldwide, yet, not many people know what Alzheimer’s is. In an effort to combat the stigmas and lack of knowledge surrounding Alzheimer’s, organizations around the world team together in an effort to raise money and awareness for the cause throughout September.
As a home care furniture manufacturer that specializes in creating mobility chairs for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, HomeCARE furniture by ComforTek sees it fit to discuss a few of the organizations that are involved in World Alzheimer’s Month. Continue reading below to learn more.
What Is World Alzheimer’s Month?
While World Alzheimer's Month is an event, or idea, that has been coined by Alzheimer’s Disease International, it has been adopted by other Alzheimer’s benefit organizations across the world during the month of September. The benefit of having an awareness “month” is that instead of simply being a single month where one organization takes on the stigma or lack of knowledge surrounding the disease, it has become a month that organizations of all sizes work together to distribute information and challenge common misconceptions about the disease. Below, we are going to discuss a few of the organizations or entities who contribute during World Alzheimer’s Month.
Alzheimer’ Disease International
Alzheimer’s Disease International is a worldwide organization that is dedicated to providing information, and access to necessary amenities, for people with Alzheimer’s. In fact, one could say that their creation of World Alzheimer's Day is simply a tactic in increasing the productivity of their mission. Due to the widespread international focus of Alzheimer’s Disease International, creating events throughout a single month is more manageable. Additionally, it pushes others to join in on the cause as well.
The Alzheimer’s Association
It is likely that you have heard about “walking for a cure,” a fundraising technique that the Alzheimer's Association employs to provide resources and information to families and their loved ones that are affected by Alzheimer’s. While Alzheimer’s walks are not limited to the month of September, most of the events are still held during World Alzheimer’s Month. Are you interested in walking for Alzheimer’s and collecting fundraisers for Alzheimer’s research and support for families that are dealing with Alzheimer’s? Find a walk near you today.
You, The Caretaker
As a caretaker to a loved one that is suffering from Alzheimer’s you likely do not view September as World Alzheimer’s Month — because, for you, every month is Alzheimer’s month. Being a caregiver is not an easy task, yet you stood up to the plate and accepted the responsibility of caring for another human being. While organizations that hold fundraisers provide support and promote research are a huge benefit to the global Alzheimer’s community, you are the true heroes.
At HomeCARE furniture By ComforTek, we understand the difficulties of being a caregiver to someone with dementia, or any cognitive disease really, and because of that we have created home care furniture like mobility chairs so that mealtime can once again be enjoyable and safe.
Fighting Alzheimer’s Stigmas One Meal At A Time
One of the causes that organizations like Alzheimer’s Disease International and the Alzheimer’s association aim to achieve is to get rid of the stigma that “Alzheimer's is a life sentence” for both the affected person and their loved ones. Often times people see the difficulties associated with Alzheimer’s and providing care with someone with Alzheimer’s, not the enjoyable times.
As a home care furniture company, HomeCARE furniture by ComforTek aims to make at least one social aspect of Alzheimer's enjoyable again — mealtime. Our home care furniture and mobility chairs are specially designed to help caregivers and their loved ones stand up, sit down, and scoot into the table during mealtime. Our chairs are offered in a variety of different models, ranging from bariatric chairs with wheels to swivel dining room chairs with casters, allowing for you to have the tools that you need to have an enjoyable mealtime.
As World Alzheimer’s Month draws to a close Alzheimer’s awareness events and fundraisers will draw to a close, but your continuous care for your loved one won’t. Alzheimer's care is 24-hours a day, seven days a week — and it always will be. Because of this, we want you to have the tools to make home care more enjoyable. Tools like our mobility assistance chairs. Browse our inventory of home care furniture today for an easier tomorrow.