Alzheimer's Caregiving

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Alzheimer’s disease?
  2. What are the main stages of Alzheimer’s disease?
  3. How is Alzheimer’s disease treated?
  4. How can you learn more about Alzheimer’s disease?
  5. How can you let family and friends know that someone has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s?
  6. How can you help children understand Alzheimer’s disease?
  7. What legal and financial documents are important for a person with Alzheimer’s to have?
  8. What everyday activities might interest a person with Alzheimer’s?
  9. How can you help a person with Alzheimer’s stay physically active?
  10. What are ways to make sure that a person with Alzheimer's eats properly?
  11. How can you help a person with Alzheimer’s get dressed?
  12. How should a caregiver handle bathing a person with Alzheimer's?
  13. What steps should a caregiver take when the person with Alzheimer's becomes incontinent?
  14. How can a caregiver create a safe home environment for someone with Alzheimer's?
  15. If the person with Alzheimer’s wanders, what can a caregiver do?
  16. Should a person with Alzheimer’s continue driving?
  17. What should you do when the person with Alzheimer’s is no longer competent to drive?
  18. What kinds of residential care options are there for people with Alzheimer’s?
  19. How can you find out about residential care facilities in your area?
  20. What types of services are available to help at-home caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s?
  21. What organizations can provide help with caregiving services?
  22. What federal and state programs provide financial support and services for Alzheimer's caregivers?
  23. How can caregivers make sure they take care of themselves?
  24. What kinds of services are available to help caregivers take care of themselves?
  25. What are effective ways to ask for help?
  26. If you need to take a break or go away on vacation, what services are available to care for the person with Alzheimer’s?
  27. If you are feeling burned out from caregiving, what can you do?

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