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Coping with Alzheimer’s

By brian barrick
August 16, 2012

Coping with daily life can be difficult, but with Alzheimer’s disease, it can be more challenging for the patient and for the loved ones. The actuality that someone you love has such a distressing illness can trigger an array of emotions including fear, sadness, confusion and anger. There is not a bandage for this pain, but there are ways to cope with it by:

  • Finding out as much info about the disease as possible.
  • Do things you enjoy
  • Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor, nurse, or healthcare provider any questions or instructions.
  • Make use of resources and support groups.
  • Learn to manage stress.
  • If you are depressed, consider therapies.

Remember that you are not alone in this, there are many people out there that want to share their experiences as well and sharing information you may be able to find answers and comfort. If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease there are many helpful websites like http://www.alzfamserv.org/ where they have resources for support and ways that you and the community can give back.

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