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The Family Guide to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Ready, Set, Go! Preparing for the Dementia Care Journey- Do This Now.
Learning that a loved one has Alzheimer's Disease can be overwhelming, but there are several things you need to take care of right away. In fact, some of the first steps you should take after learning of a loved one's Alzheimer's diagnosis include....
Many people hope to keep their loved one at home as long as possible after he or she has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. In many cases, the affected individual's preference is also to remain at home in a familiar and comfortable environment. In some cases, it may be possible to keep the individual at home even through the latest stages of Alzheimer's disease. However, this will depend on the family's resources, including the availability of caregivers and/or the ability to pay for at-home care, as well as the affected individual's physical condition.