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Alzheimer's Disease Support (cont.)

Living alone with Alzheimer's disease

With assistance, many individuals can live on their own during the early stage of Alzheimer's disease.

  • Arrange for someone to help you with housekeeping, chores, meals, and transportation. For information about assistance available in your community, contact your local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association or your physician.

  • Make arrangements for direct deposit of checks, such as your paycheck (if you work), pension, and Social Security benefits.

  • Make arrangements for help in paying bills. You can give someone you trust the legal authority to handle financial matters.

  • Have family, friends, or a community service program call or visit daily. Keep a list of things for these people to check and a list of concerns to discuss with them.

  • Give a set of house keys to a trusted neighbor.

  • Ask someone to regularly check your smoke alarm, fire alarm, and other security devices.
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