June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Hearing loss, when left untreated, can lead to social isolation due to poor communication and giving up on socializing. As a result, dementia or Alzheimer’s can set in.
According to the World Alzheimer’s Report in 2022, the organization focused on the support available after a person’s dementia is confirmed. This covers various official and informal services. It also provides information that primarily targets the health, psychological, and social wellness of those with dementia and their caregivers post-diagnosis.
Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has estimated that 75% of people who have dementia are not formally diagnosed on a global level. The rate of dementia patients is believed to have risen to nearly 90% in different lower and middle-income countries. Alzheimer's is intimidating to manage, especially when professions created to support these patients can be complicated, have various restrictions, or don’t even exist in certain areas.
Another report about Alzheimer’s by experts across the globe analyzed the lives of dementia patients, their caregivers, and healthcare providers.
Key issues covered in this report included:
If you, or a loved one, are experiencing hearing loss, contact us at Pure Sound Hearing for a complimentary hearing test and consultation.