Alzheimer's Disease Support
Support for Individuals with Alzheimer's disease
Being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease does not mean that your life is over. Yes, you will have to deal with changes, some of which are very frustrating. But by taking care of yourself, preparing for the changes you will face, and spending time with family and friends doing activities you enjoy, you can continue to live a productive and meaningful life.
Taking Care of Yourself as an Alzheimer's Caregiver
Taking care of yourself physically can greatly improve the quality of your life.
Emotional health is important as well. When diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, you may feel a range of emotions, including:
These feelings are normal. Learn to deal with these emotions in a healthy manner so you are not overwhelmed by them.
Research suggests that keeping yourself mentally active is vital and may slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease. It may also help keep your brain cells and the connections between them strong, which may add further protection against mental decline.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/9/2016
Norberto Alvarez, MD
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