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What kind of daily help does someone with early-onset dementia need?

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You'll need to be there for your loved one when he isn't able to manage his own general health needs and daily activities. Your loved one might need your help to:

  • Remember people's names or faces and important places
  • Remember appointments
  • Get to doctor's appointments, school meetings, and other events
  • Take medications
  • Dress, bathe, brush his teeth, and take care of other hygiene needs
  • Plan healthy meals
  • Manage finances

From: Early-Onset Dementia: A Caregiver's Guide WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "Early-Stage Caregiving," "i have younger-onset alzheimer's disease."  

Brodaty, H. , June 2009. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience

Family Caregiver Alliance: "Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors," "The Stresses of Caregiving," "Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers."

National Institute on Aging: "Early-Onset Alzheimers."

National Institute for the Care of the Elderly: "Early Onset Dementia: Advice for Caregivers."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on August 04, 2018

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "Early-Stage Caregiving," "i have younger-onset alzheimer's disease."  

Brodaty, H. , June 2009. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience

Family Caregiver Alliance: "Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors," "The Stresses of Caregiving," "Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers."

National Institute on Aging: "Early-Onset Alzheimers."

National Institute for the Care of the Elderly: "Early Onset Dementia: Advice for Caregivers."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on August 04, 2018

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