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8 Tips for Family Caregivers Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease


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Here are some great tips for family caregivers caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease.

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8 Tips for Family Caregivers Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

  1. 1. 8 Tips for Family Caregivers Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease
  2. 2. • Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s and in 2006, there were 26.6 millions sufferers worldwide.• The disease is predicted to affect 1 in 85 people by
  3. 3. That’s why we are taking a closer look to not only identify key symptomand the stages of Alzheimer’s but also to identify what family caregiversand loved ones can do for someone who is living with this
  4. 4. So what is Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)?Imagine losing your memory so severely you forget your name and thenames of those you
  5. 5. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, which is serious lossof cognitive ability in a previously unaffected person, beyond what maybe expected from normal
  6. 6. While AD is a difficult affliction which causes great stress oncaregivers and families alike, here are some tips for caregivers duringthese difficult
  7. 7. 1 Organize your efforts to provide 1 care and support for a loved one with a free account on
  8. 8. 2 • Having a plan for getting through the day can help caregivers2 cope. • Do the best you can, and remind yourself to take
  9. 9. 3 Ask the doctor any questions 3 you have about AD. Find out what treatments might work best to alleviate symptoms or address behavior
  10. 10. 4 Contact organizations such as4 • The Alzheimer’s Association,, and • The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center,, for more information about the disease, treatment options and caregiving resources. Some community groups may offer classes to teach caregiving, problem-solving and management
  11. 11. 5 • Find a support group where you can share your feelings and5 concerns. • Online support groups make it possible for caregivers to receive support without having to leave home. • The Alzheimer’s Association and other organizations sponsor support
  12. 12. 6 • Study your day to see if you can develop a routine that makes6 things go more smoothly. • If there are times of the day when the person with AD is more cooperative, plan your routine to make the most of those
  13. 13. 7 Consider using adult daycare 7 or respite care services to ease the day-to-day demands of
  14. 14. 8 • Begin to plan for the future.8 • This may include getting financial and legal documents in order, investigating long-term care options and determining what services are covered by health insurance and
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