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How do I take care of myself at home if I have Alzheimer's disease?

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To make sure you’re safe and have what you need at home, use these tips:

  • Find help with things like shopping, housekeeping, and meals.
  • Ask a neighbor to keep a set of your house keys.
  • Ask a friend or relative to help you organize your closets and drawers so it's easier to find things.
  • Keep a list of important and emergency numbers by the phone.
  • Have family, friends, or a community service program call or visit daily to check on you.
  • Ask someone to test your smoke alarm regularly.

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "10 Tips for Keeping Your Independence" and "Daily Care."

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

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "10 Tips for Keeping Your Independence" and "Daily Care."

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

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

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