Millions of Americans have Alzheimer disease. There are also millions of unpaid caregivers for people with Alzheimer or other forms of dementia. Caregiving is stressful. It helps to know what to expect and what to do.
Over time, here are changes you can expect in a person with Alzheimer:
Divert the person's attention. Try these tips:
If the behaviors do not get better, talk to the doctor. Medicines can be adjusted or changed.
Caregivers are under a lot of stress. Here are some tips that can help:
Caregiving is a huge responsibility. But your health is important too. Be sure to take care of yourself as you care for others.
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Last reviewed October 2021 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Last Updated: 10/14/2021