Coping Techniques Take a break or “time out” when you get frustrated or upset. Let it go. Talk with someone to let out feelings, and seek advice. Laugh – look at the lighter side! Know that misplaced items will turn up. Use calendars, watches, and daily lists as reminder aids. Get help with tasks that are causing anxiety or frustration. … Read More
Although I cannot control the disease process, I need to remember I can control many aspects of how it affects me and my relatives. I need to take care of myself so that I can continue doing the things that are important. I need to simplify my lifestyle so that my time and energy are available for things that are really important at this time. I … Read More
Environment Routine, Structured, Consistent (e.g., same things at the same time of day) Tranquil, Calm (e.g., limit number of visitors at one time) Continuity (e.g., furniture in the same place, routine schedule, memorabilia within sight) Free of distractions, avoid over-stimulation Avoid under-stimulation (e.g., use music) Orientation / visual cues (e.g., calendars displaying one day at a time) Contrasting colors for … Read More
Explore a helpful guide that provides actionable items to foster communication and care for those living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other memory loss.
How to navigate driving ability and privileges for an individual diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or a related memory disorder.
How to handle difficult situations of those living with Alzheimer’s Disease, such as refusal to go to the doctor or inability to handle personal finances.
Follow this guide to learn about the procedures to legally suspend an individual’s driving privileges through the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Tips for assisting those living with Alzheimer’s Disease with daily activities, such as bathing and grooming, dressing, eating, toileting, medications.
Helpful suggestions that may help you understand and cope with changes in personality and behavior in a person with Alzheimer’s disease.
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