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Alzheimer's Disease Health Center

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Living with Alzheimer's disease means caring for the patient -- and caring for the caregiver. Here's how to manage both of those essential tasks.

Living and Coping

If you're an Alzheimer's caregiver, you have to take care of yourself, too. Learn why -- and how.

When you're a caregiver for a person with Alzheimer's disease, one of your main goals is to help your loved one do as much he can on his own. Use this checklist to help you help him with daily care.

Here are the basic principles of daily care for a person with Alzheimer's disease.

People with Alzheimer's disease eventually need help with very personal tasks. Here's an overview.

It's not always easy to communicate with a person who has Alzheimer's disease. Here are some tips.

People with Alzheimer's disease can act strangely. Here's how to deal with it.

Alzheimer's disease often begins with memory loss. But as the disease gets worse, it can cause many other mental, emotional, and physical problems. Here are some ways to deal with the problems that your loved one with Alzheimer's may face.

The doctor says it's Alzheimer's. How do you handle news like that? To cope, click here.

Life goes on. So can a person with Alzheimer's disease. Here are some tips for daily living with Alzheimer's.

A person with Alzheimer's disease needs both physical and mental care. Here's where to learn about the options for counseling for Alzheimer’s.

Eating a balanced diet is even more important for person with Alzheimer's. Here are some nutrition tips.

For as long as possible, it's important for a person with Alzheimer's to stay active. Here are some do's and don'ts.

If you’re caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, you may have noticed big changes in how they act in the late afternoon or early evening. Doctors call it sundowning, or sundown syndrome.

People with Alzheimer’s disease go through many changes, and sleep problems are often some of the most noticeable.

Sometimes, people with Alzheimer’s disease lash out for no clear reason. Aggression may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease itself. If your loved one becomes aggressive, it’s important to remember that she isn’t doing it on purpose. There are also things you can do to make her feel better and keep outbursts from happening.

Some Alzheimer’s treatments involve medications. Others are non-medical Alzheimer’s therapies like art, music, and more. The goal of an Alzheimer’s therapy is to help the person maintain a better quality of life.

Most people know Alzheimer's disease affects the memory. But the symptoms can be physical as well as mental.

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