Understanding and Support are Essential Elements for Those with Alzheimer’s
Family support may be the best treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
While treatments for Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases are still in the research phase, it’s noted that one of the best remedies for these types of diseases is family support and understanding. Dr. Elron Mighty of HealthCare Partners recalls that he has seen the best results from patients who have caring, encouraging family members.
The importance of understanding the disease goes beyond the patient but extends into the next generation who may be caring for the patient. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease leaving more families to support their loved ones who may be showing signs of Alzheimer’s or have the disease already.
Dr. Elron Mighty’s best advice for patients who are experiencing symptoms of early onset is to plan for the future and to make sure your family is aware of your diagnosis. Explaining the disease to your support system allows for understanding and clarity on how they can help you now and in the future.