Designated by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), World Alzheimer’s Month occurs each September and is dedicated to raising awareness of and challenges with the stigmas associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Public awareness events are a time for individuals, organizations, and communities to share the message and lend support to care-givers, professionals, and individuals with Alzheimer’s.
Recent studies suggest hearing aid users as having lower risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s, as hearing aid use is correlated with reduced cognitive decline (Yeo et al, 2022). Being able to hear and communicate with others is a large part of our daily lives, and how we connect to those around us. As individuals begin to lose their hearing, they may adapt and compensate or they may recede from interaction due to embarrassment or negative self-perception. Be mindful of loved one’s potential embarrassment, and encourage them to seek evaluation and treatment for hearing loss, which may impact cognitive decline.
In June 2022, the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease (NAPA) marked its 10th anniversary, with federal agencies sharing their milestones over the last decade to combat the disease, as well as renewed commitment to yearly updates.
Join with the American Academy of Audiology as we too, offer our support in addressing Alzheimer’s.
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