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Living with Alzheimer's

Those with Alzheimer's disease and their loved ones can live life more fully by learning as much as they can. This section will provide information on the vital role of exercise for the mind and body, financial and legal planning, creating a safe home, caregiving strategies and support, coping with the effects of Alzheimer's disease, and options for long-term care and housing.

Caregiving
Caregiving is a 24-hour a day task that can be very stressful. Learn more about dealing with stress, the rights caregivers should give themselves and the support that is available…
Everyday Life
There are many strategies a caregiver can use to help cope with the effects of Alzheimer's disease. For tips on making sleeping, grooming and other activities easier, and dealing with wandering and other behaviors, click here…
Healthy Living
Exercising the mind and body may lower the risk or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Find information on physical exercise, keeping the mind active and enhancing memory…
Home & Personal Safety
There are many ways to make the home a comfortable and safe haven for those with Alzheimer's. Look here for information on creating a safe environment and finding safety products…
Senior Housing
Caregivers may want outside help on a weekly or even daily basis, and at some point, the person with Alzheimer's might need to reside permanently in a place that can provide extra assistance. For short-term and long-term options…
Financial Matters
There are many costs associated with Alzheimer's disease. Find out more about financial planning, options for payment and assistance…
Legal Matters
For those with Alzheimer's and their loved ones, it is essential to prepare for a stable legal future. For information on advance directives and other legal documents…

Last Review: 08/21/13

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