Health Tip: Coping With Early-Onset Alzheimer's
-- Alzheimer's disease, although typically associated with people 65 and older, also can affect younger people.
The Alzheimer's Association offers these suggestions for people who must cope with early-onset Alzheimer's:
- Understand that there will be some good days and some bad days.
- Talking to others about your situation will help you cope and may educate others.
- Consider speaking to a professional counselor or a spiritual adviser.
- Be open with loved ones. If possible, engage their help in handling everyday tasks and planning for the future.
- Stay active by volunteering in your community.
- Seek legal and financial advice, and talk to your employer about making any necessary adjustments at work.
- Stay healthy, control stress and make sure your home is a safe place.
- Stay physically active and maintain your regular activities for as long as possible. Don't stop living your life.
Posted: August 2012
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