Alzheimer's Disease Support (cont.)
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Support groups for Alzheimer's disease
Support groups can help you know that you are not alone in your frustration, anger, or grief. Joining a support group may help you to cope with the changes and emotions you experience.
Support for Caregivers of Patient's with Alzheimer's Disease
If someone you love has Alzheimer's disease (AD), watching the effects of the disease on that person can be difficult. If you are a caregiver, helping your loved one make decisions, maintain hygiene, and deal with the changes he or she is experiencing can be very stressful, even overwhelming at times.
Learning About Alzheimer's Disease
One of the best ways to help someone with Alzheimer's disease is to learn about the disease. This way, you can recognize the changes in behavior, personality, and daily life, and can understand a little what your loved one is experiencing.
Check out the articles and web sites above for excellent information about Alzheimer's disease and tips for caregivers.
Caring for the Alzheimer's Caregiver
Almost half of people who care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease experience clinical depression. Most caregivers experience high levels of stress. While you take care of someone with Alzheimer's disease, be sure to also take care of yourself.
Maintain a healthy diet.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/18/2016
Norberto Alvarez, MD
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