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Alzheimer’s Action Day: Advocate for Those Suffering From This Disease

Author: Alz Cottages
by Alz Cottages
Posted: Dec 29, 2017

Alzheimer’s Day helped to raise awareness about this disease that, statistics show, affects one in every 10 seniors. This day was established to pause and reflect on how to be a better advocate for those suffering with Alzheimer’s. Below are some suggestions to help continue to promote the care of a senior loved one living with Alzheimer’s:

  • Learn about treatment options- While there’s no known cure for Alzheimer’s, it’s possible to help manage the symptoms. Current medications for Alzheimer’s give some benefits, butresearchers are continually working to find better options. You can learn more about these new options/treatments atThe Alzheimer’s Association where new clinical trials are being offered.
  • Find a doctor experienced in working with older adults–An Alzheimer’s patient needs an understanding healthcare professional. Find a physician who’s acquainted with senior health care and patients with memory disorders, one who can coordinate care effectively and prescribe medications accurately. You may start by asking people who have lived with a loved one suffering from this disease such as relatives, neighbors, and colleagues for recommendations.
  • Be prepared when meeting the doctor – To ensure your loved one receives the best care from their doctor, make a list of all the questions you wish to ask, things you have observed about the loved one’s behavior, and a list of all the medications they take. Being prepared is a big help when meeting with doctors.
  • Try to learn more about the various stages of the disease - People with Alzheimer’s go through two major types of decline: functional and co
gnitive. Ithelps to know the symptoms that manifest at each stage so you are better prepared to handlethe changes when your loved one begins to behave differently.

Remember, as you take care of a loved one with living with Alzheimer’s, you may find yourself battling with stressful situations. So, remember to take care of yourself, and accept offers from your family and friends.

About AuthorThe Cottages have been operating in Texas since 1997 and are family owned and operated by The Cottages Senior Living. The Cottages are state-of-the-art certified assisted living residences for people living with Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders.

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