Alzheimer Disease (cont.)
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Self-Care at Home
Many individuals with Alzheimer's disease in the early and intermediate stages are able to live independently.
Other affected individuals require closer supervision or more constant care.
For those people who are able to remain at home or retain some degree of independent living, it is very important that the surroundings be familiar and safe.
Individuals with Alzheimer's disease should remain physically, mentally, and socially active as long as they are able.
A balanced diet that includes low-fat protein foods and plenty of fruits and vegetables will help maintain a healthy weight and prevent malnutrition and constipation. An individual with AD should not smoke, both for health and safety reasons.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/1/2014
Rodrigo O Kuljis, MD
Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Helmi L Lutsep, MD
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