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What is the best way to plan the day if I have Alzheimer's disease?

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  • Focus on things you enjoy and are able to do safely on your own.
  • Take advantage of the times of the day when you feel best. It will be easier to get things done.
  • Allow yourself the time to do what you need to do. Don't feel like you have to hurry or let other people rush you.
  • If something gets too hard, take a break.
  • Ask for help if you need it.

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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