8 Tips for Family Caregivers Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

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Here are some great tips for family caregivers caring for a loved one with Alzheimers Disease.


  • 1. 8 Tips for Family Caregivers Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimers Disease www.careanswers.com
  • 2. Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimers and in 2006, there were 26.6 millions sufferers worldwide. The disease is predicted to affect 1 in 85 people by 2050.www.careanswers.com
  • 3. Thats why we are taking a closer look to not only identify key symptomand the stages of Alzheimers but also to identify what family caregiversand loved ones can do for someone who is living with this disease.www.careanswers.com
  • 4. So what is Alzheimers Disease (AD)?Imagine losing your memory so severely you forget your name and thenames of those you love.www.careanswers.com
  • 5. Alzheimers is the most common form of dementia, which is serious lossof cognitive ability in a previously unaffected person, beyond what maybe expected from normal aging.www.careanswers.com
  • 6. While AD is a difficult affliction which causes great stress oncaregivers and families alike, here are some tips for caregivers duringthese difficult circumstances:www.careanswers.com
  • 7. 1 Organize your efforts to provide 1 care and support for a loved one with a free account on CareTogether.www.careanswers.com
  • 8. 2 Having a plan for getting through the day can help caregivers2 cope. Do the best you can, and remind yourself to take breaks.www.careanswers.com
  • 9. 3 Ask the doctor any questions 3 you have about AD. Find out what treatments might work best to alleviate symptoms or address behavior problems.www.careanswers.com
  • 10. 4 Contact organizations such as4 The Alzheimers Association, http://www.alz.org, and The Alzheimers Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers, for more information about the disease, treatment options and caregiving resources. Some community groups may offer classes to teach caregiving, problem-solving and management skills.www.careanswers.com
  • 11. 5 Find a support group where you can share your feelings and5 concerns. Online support groups make it possible for caregivers to receive support without having to leave home. The Alzheimers Association and other organizations sponsor support groups.www.careanswers.com
  • 12. 6 Study your day to see if you can develop a routine that makes6 things go more smoothly. If there are times of the day when the person with AD is more cooperative, plan your routine to make the most of those moments.www.careanswers.com
  • 13. 7 Consider using adult daycare 7 or respite care services to ease the day-to-day demands of caregiving.www.careanswers.com
  • 14. 8 Begin to plan for the future.8 This may include getting financial and legal documents in order, investigating long-term care options and determining what services are covered by health insurance and Medicare.www.careanswers.com
  • 15. Find Quality Care Now Locate a BrightStar Near You!Find a location in the USFind a location in Canada www.careanswers.com


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