Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s

Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. Here are some basic steps to help you if your loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

  1. Learn about the disease. The more you know, the more you are prepared.
  2. Focus on cognitive stimulation. Listening to music, doing puzzles, memory games can help and can provide a positive experience for the patient and the caregiver.
  3. Being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be stressful and overwhelming. Have use of respite care and / or regular professional care.
    Even if you are willing and able to be the primary caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, you will need help. In addition, this leads to introduce a professional caregiver while a person is still in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, because once the disease progresses, it may be more difficult and confusing to change routines.
  4. Take the time to preserve your physical and mental health.

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