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How can I help someone with Alzheimer's disease who is getting more confused?

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  • Be patient and supportive. Keep her surroundings and routine the same. If you must make changes, do it gradually.
  • Make things simple. Avoid situations where she has to make decisions.
  • Describe the events for the day to her.
  • Put big labels on drawers and shelves so she’ll know what’s in or on them.
  • If she doesn't understand something you’ve said, use simpler words or sentences.
  • Make sure she takes her medicines on schedule.

SOURCES:

National Institute on Aging: "Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease."

Alzheimer's Association: "Daily Care" and "Treatment Horizon."

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Ginkgo."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute on Aging: "Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease."

Alzheimer's Association: "Daily Care" and "Treatment Horizon."

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Ginkgo."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

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