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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Caring for Alzheimer's | The Alzheimer’s Association

Caring for Alzheimer's
No two people experience Alzheimer’s disease in the same way. As a result, there's no one approach to caregiving. Your responsibilities can range from making financial decisions, managing changes in behavior, to helping a loved one get dressed in the morning.

Handling these duties is hard work. But by learning caregiving skills, you can make sure that your loved one feels supported and is living a full life. You can also ensure that you are taking steps to preserve your own well-being.

In this section:

* Daily Care - activities, communication, eating, bathing and more.

* Behaviors - agitation, repetition, hallucinations, sundowning and other behaviors.

* Safety Issues - home safety, medication safety, driving and wandering.

* Coping - strategies for caregiver stress, changing relationships, grief and loss, and getting respite.

* Caregiver Stress Check - take the quiz and get personalized resources.

* Free guides -
CareFinder Guide http://www.alz.org/living_with_alzheimers_16447.asp