Elder Care in Brookfield, IL: Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month

This May join with Huntington’s Disease Society of America in raising awareness and education for Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s Disease Awareness is a month-long observation that seeks to educate the public and teach elder care providers, as well as other health care providers, with detailed information as to how they can help their loved ones manage the disease. Huntington’s disease is not limited only to seniors, but in the elder care providers cope with helping their aging loved ones manage this mysterious and devastating disease.

Elder Care in Brookfield, ILNot as often discussed as other diseases and issues of elder care, Huntington’s disease is a genetic, neurodegenerative disease that leads to both physical and mental deterioration caused by the brain progressively losing neurons. This progressive disease ranges in symptoms from relatively minor to completely debilitating. The earliest symptoms that are noticed are generally reduced coordination and difficulty walking steadily. These symptoms will progress to eventually include cognitive decline, memory loss, psychiatric issues and behavioral troubles.

There are many ways that the Huntington’s Disease Society of America helps to raise awareness and education regarding this disease. Every year during Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month the organization takes out television ad space as well as print space to spread the word about the disease, and encourage elder care providers and other health care providers to remain vigilant of care they provide and aware of the symptoms of their loved ones are exhibiting so that Huntington’s disease can be detected early and appropriate course of treatment and management can be put into place.

If you are interested in participating in a community event regarding Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month, contact the elderly care services agency in your area to find out if they are participating in any such events. If they are not, you may also wish to contact the local chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America to find out where you can become involved in an event. If no such events exist in your community, don’t hesitate to start one of your own. As an elder care community, we are responsible for coming together and helping everyone manage the disease’s and conditions that their loved ones are facing. Every major event starts with one idea, so find your way to become involved. This can be as simple as volunteering at a health fair or as much as starting a chapter of the society and leading your own fund and awareness raising efforts.

For Elder Care Services in Brookfield, IL call 708-761-4909. Serving La Grange, Oakbrook, Oak Brook Terrace, Brookfield, Westchester, Downers Grove, Berwyn, River Forest, Oak Park, Hinsdale, Chicago and surrounding communities.

About Joan Cisneros LPN

Joan Cisneros is COO and Agency Manager at Private Home Care Services of Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Joan has over 25 years of professional healthcare experience, including Private Duty Home Care, nursing, insurance, case management, training, and operations. Her area of expertise is Alzheimer¹s care, which she knows from both a professional and personal perspective. Her solid capabilities are enhanced by her compassionate approach and her personal mission to help people maintain their independence by providing the best possible home care.