Taking care of the changing needs and behaviors of a person with Alzheimer’s is difficult, and it is quite possible for you to get burnt out. If you find that you are experiencing any of these symptoms, such as stress, anxiety, exhaustion, sleeplessness, or irritability, it is important that you not only talk with your doctor, but start practicing self-care. The following are great ways to de-stress:

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An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can completely flip your world upside down, and in the midst of trying to wrap your mind around it, you’ve got to somehow figure out what in the world you are supposed to do next. The suggestions below will be a great starting point for not only the newly diagnosed, but caregivers as well.

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After an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, both the life of the person diagnosed and the caregiver change. Both of your lives are suddenly consumed with figuring out how to best manage the disease. The following are simple lifestyle changes to help you manage and navigate Alzheimer’s:

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Guest Post By: Marylee MacDonald

Alzheimer’s strips away memory, but that doesn’t happen all at once, nor does the disease erase all memory in exactly the same way. Short-term memory loss, and the resulting confusion, mean the person may not be safe living alone. However, there are ways to blow on the embers of long-term memory and watch it burst into flame. Using music to rekindle your loved one’s memories can provide a fun, joint activity. Here’s how to make this magic happen.

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