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Life With Alzheimer’s Disease
For individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease, maintaining a quality of life is definitely a goal that can be achieved. The secret to making every day the best lies in the use of strategies that reduce frustration, enhance independence and creating emotional connections and confident feelings.
For those in the earlier stages of dementia, routines can ease the burden associated with the loss of short-term memory. The use of a wall calendar to record upcoming appointments and events by your caregiver, or placement of house keys on a hook right next to the door may make you feel more in control and calmer if you have Alzheimer’s disease.
Patients usually find it harder to express their wants and needs to others verbally as the disease progresses. There are however strategies that can be used by caregivers and patients to overcome this hurdle. Crafting “yes” or “no” answers, avoiding distractions such as TV and maintaining a positive mood are some of the strategies that can have significant results. Furthermore, non-verbal signals and body language can be great at expressing what words can no longer communicate.......
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