Ways to Help Someone Living with Alzheimer’s

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Posted Feb 14th, 2020 in Alzheimer's & Other Dementias

Ways to Help Someone Living with Alzheimer’s

Educate Yourself About The Disease

Study everything you can to inform yourself about this disease so you will have a better understanding of what your loved one is going through. The person may not be able to tell you what’s happening so knowing what you are dealing with will help you empathize with the person.

Develop A Routine And A Schedule

Uncertainty and confusion can cause agitation. Have a routine and a schedule will help because it won’t pressure the person to try to remember something or make them feel bad for not remembering.

Do Not Argue With Your Loved One

Arguing with someone who has Alzheimer’s will just create a bad environment for them and for you. You cannot expect them to follow your logic or rationale, their mind is in a different place or state. Stay patient and focus on how to understand and support them. Keep calm and remember to be patient and take your time if you need to.

Allow Them To Have Some Sort Of Independence When Possible

Another idea is to keep them active and involved for as long as possible with activities. When it is safe to do so, allow them to be involved where they can still do things by themselves.

Keep Up With Their Medications

It is very important to keep on track with dosages and timing. Weekly pill boxes, blister packs are useful tools to help you keep track and you can also put an alarm on your phone for reminders.

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