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What are challenges in caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease?

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Over time, most people with Alzheimer's lose the ability to take care of themselves. They may need help with basic things such as brushing teeth, showering, eating, and going to the bathroom.

It might be hard to have a meaningful conversation. Conversations may need to be short and simple. Later on, the person with Alzheimer’s may no longer be able to speak. They may eventually need to move into a care facility.

From: What Alzheimer's Does to Your Body WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 10, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 12/10/2017

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association.

American Academy of Family Physicians: "What are the complications of Alzheimer's disease?"

National Institute on Aging: "Alzheimer's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery."

University of California, San Francisco: "Alzheimer's disease."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Alzheimer's disease."

Wang, L. , May 2006. Archives of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association.

American Academy of Family Physicians: "What are the complications of Alzheimer's disease?"

National Institute on Aging: "Alzheimer's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery."

University of California, San Francisco: "Alzheimer's disease."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Alzheimer's disease."

Wang, L. , May 2006. Archives of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 10, 2017

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