Caring for someone that has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease can be difficult. Caregivers must be able to focus on not only their own needs but the needs of the person dealing with a condition that ultimately causes progressive memory loss, a decrease in the ability to think and understand, and even aggression.
The effect of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can understandably cause high levels of stress, frustration, depression, and exhaustion. All of which can impact your overall life and health. Fortunately, there are ways that you can cope with these emotions, allowing you to continue to provide the care your loved one needs.
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
This November, you can get involved in Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month, where organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association educate the public about the disease. Discussion topics include caring for someone with the disease, its symptoms, possible treatments, and ways to cope. Participating in these groups can shine some light on how others are overcoming the same issues and emotions as you.
Find Your Local Chapter
Find a local chapter to participate in walks and awareness campaigns. Meet others who have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease. FIND YOUR CHAPTER.
Participate in Research
Although there is no answer as to what causes Alzheimer’s Disease or how it can be prevented, researchers are continuing the search for answers to these questions. Participants are seen by board-certified physicians and no insurance is required to participate. Study-related office visits, tests, and assessments are provided at no cost to those who qualify. Reimbursement for time, travel, and expenses is also available for qualified participants. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical study. CLICK HERE to browse enrolling studies in near you!
Worried about Alzheimer’s? Locations across the country are conducting both free memory screenings and genetic testing that can help you gain insightful information and help get you on the right path for possible prevention.