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What signs can I check to see how much help my loved one with Alzheimer’s needs?

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Look for possible trouble spots:

  • Is there food in the refrigerator? Is it spoiled?
  • Are unopened bills piling up?
  • Are they bathing, grooming, and dressing right?
  • Do they get lost while driving or walking outside of their home?

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "2013 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures;" "Glossary: Long-distance caregiving;" "Stages of Alzheimer's;" and "Long-Distance Caregiving."

NIH/National Institute on Aging: "Long-Distance Caregiving: 20 Questions and Answers."

Marisa Cohen, caregiver, Toronto.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "2013 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures;" "Glossary: Long-distance caregiving;" "Stages of Alzheimer's;" and "Long-Distance Caregiving."

NIH/National Institute on Aging: "Long-Distance Caregiving: 20 Questions and Answers."

Marisa Cohen, caregiver, Toronto.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 10, 2018

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