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How do I know if my loved one with Alzheimer's disease needs assisted living?

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Consider these questions:

  • Do you worry about their health or safety when they're alone at home?
  • Are you physically able to handle their care?
  • Does the help they need keep you from your work, family, or personal life? Are you feeling more stressed, irritable, or burned out?
  • Would the structure and social life in a care facility be good for them?

SOURCES: 

AARP.

Alzheimer’s Association: “Residential Care.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 14, 2018

SOURCES: 

AARP.

Alzheimer’s Association: “Residential Care.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 14, 2018

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