What to do if someone in your family is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s
Having a family member being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can be a difficult time. Yet, there are many ways to help make the situation better not only for yourself, but for your loved one as well. Here are some tips you can use to assist with a loved one being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s:
- Contact the Alzheimer’s Association to find out more information about Alzheimer’s and any resources. There are also agencies available that may help. It is important to educate yourself about this disease and its effects.
- Prepare and Plan for the future. Determining who will be legally designated to make all the health care and financial decisions for the patient when they are unable to do so themselves.
- Investigate long-term care options. Caregivers are a great option for long-term care. The patient is able to continue staying in their home in which they are familiar with while being cared for 24/7. Learn more about how CLS Caregivers can help here!
- Take Care of Physical Health. Those with Alzheimer’s who live a healthy lifestyle tend to progress more slowly toward later stages.
- Be Patient. Adjusting to an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be difficult and stressful, but it is an ongoing process. Each person reacts differently. Continue to be patient and loving to help assist them with feeling like themselves.
These are just a few ways to help a loved one if diagnosed. If you would like more information about how Caring Loving Sharing Caregivers can help, contact us today!