Living with Alzheimer's disease means caring for the patient -- and caring for the caregiver. Here's how to manage both of those tasks.
People with Alzheimer’s disease can sometimes burn themselves because they don’t realize they’re in danger. They may forget to turn off a burner on the stove or to apply sunscreen, for example.
Nearly half the people with Alzheimer's disease who are in a nursing home have a problem chewing or swallowing.
When you’re choosing a primary care doctor for your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, many things can affect your decision.
When someone you care about has dementia, their memory loss is affecting their daily life. You want to find a medication that can help them.
Living with Alzheimer's disease is a challenge for anyone. You’ll have good days and bad days. But there are some things you can do to help your memory, plan your day, and get around.
Because it starts at an earlier age, there are unique challenges to consider when caring for someone with early-onset dementia, such as Alzheimer's.
When someone you love gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s hard to know where to start planning for the future. Your new role as caregiver can be overwhelming.
Caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer's disease isn't easy. And when you live across the country, or even just across a state line, the distance adds an extra set of challenges.
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 they can on their own. Use this checklist to help you help them with daily care
If your loved one has Alzheimer’s, they might need help taking care of themselves every day, including assistance with eating, bathing, shaving, and using the toilet.
There’s no special diet for people with Alzheimer's disease, but good nutrition can ease some symptoms and help them feel good.
Exercise is good for everyone, and it’s especially important for people with Alzheimer’s disease. It won’t cure the condition, but it can help ease some of its symptoms.
No matter how great a caregiver you are for someone with Alzheimer's, eventually you’re going to need a break. In some cases, adult day care may be the way to go.
Alzheimer's disease often begins with memory loss. But over time, it can lead to other mental, emotional, and physical problems.
Most people know Alzheimer's disease affects the memory. But the symptoms can be physical as well as mental.
Most adults have changes in their sleep patterns as they age. But the problems are more severe and happen more often for people with Alzheimer’s.
When you are with someone who has Alzheimer's disease, you may notice big changes in how they act in the late afternoon or early evening. Doctors call it sundowning, or sundown syndrome.
Sometimes, people with Alzheimer’s disease lash out for no clear reason. This kind of aggression usually starts when people get to the later stages of the disease.