Aretha Franklin’s cover of the Otis Redding original song, “Respect” was a landmark for the feminist movement in the late 1960s and beyond.  It’s no wonder because respect happens when we truly understand and accept other people’s needs, struggles, strengths, and weaknesses.

When facing a brain disease or disorder diagnosis, it is the deepest hope of the United Brain Association that the respect for those suffering and their loved ones be the North Star for ensuing next steps. Through compassion and respect, we can better serve them, and in turn, ourselves.  Allowing those suffering to maintain their dignity, we perceive and accept them completely, which will lead us closer to them and their journey.

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