Caring For A Person With Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring For A Person With Alzheimer’s Disease

Your Easy-to-Use Guide From the National Institute on Aging

This guide is for people who care for family members or others with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at home. Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease is a FREE 136-page eBook written by the professionals from the National Institute on Aging and the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

This guide is for people who care for family members or others with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at home. AD is an illness that changes the brain. It causes people to lose the ability to remember, think, and use good judgment. People with AD may have trouble taking care of themselves and doing basic things like making meals, bathing, and getting dressed. Over time, as the disease gets worse, they will need more help.

Sometimes, taking care of the person with AD makes you feel good because you are providing love and comfort. Other times, it can be overwhelming. You may see changes in the person that are hard to understand. Also, each day brings new challenges. You may find yourself dealing with problem behaviors or just trying to get through the day. You may not even realize how much you have taken on because the changes can happen slowly over a long period of time.

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The guide tells you how to:

  • Learn more about AD.
  • Understand how AD changes a person.
  • Learn how to cope with these changes.
  • Help family and friends understand AD.
  • Plan for the future.
  • Make your home safe for the person with AD.
  • Manage everyday activities like eating, bathing, dressing, and grooming.
  • Take care of yourself.
  • Get help with caregiving.
  • Find out about helpful resources, such as websites, support groups, government agencies, and adult day care programs.
  • Choose a full-time care facility for the person with AD if needed.
  • Learn about common behavior and medical problems of people with AD and some medicines that may help.
  • Cope with late-stage AD.

This guide contains a lot of useful information. Please don’t feel that you have to read it all at one time.

Compatible with: Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Android, Barnes & Noble’s Nook, Sony Reader, Samsung’s E-reader, Kobo, and all others.

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