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What strategies can help you deal with memory problems if you have Alzheimer's disease??

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  • As it gets harder to remember things, you can: Keep notes with you that has important information, phone numbers, names, appointments, your address, and directions to your home.
  • Put sticky notes around the house with reminders for yourself.
  • Label cupboards and drawers with words or pictures that describe their contents.
  • Ask a friend or family member to call and remind you of important things you need to do during the day, like taking medication and going to appointments.
  • Keep photos of people you see often, and label the photos with their names.

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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