Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's patient and adult daughter laugh together, planning for the future

Information and support are key to helping alleviate fears and assisting with planning for the future

As distressing as an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be, this is a time for acceptance, and for you to build a support network, gather information to help alleviate fears, and plan for the future. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be stressful and overwhelming and can affect everyone differently. As the caregiver or family member of a person who has Alzheimer’s, you will likely face many challenges, both in adjusting to a new role and in coping with the profound changes in a loved one. Having support and practical information can help keep you on track.

Feeling overwhelmed?

Help with managing stress

Taking care of yourself helps you to take care of your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.1

Respite care helps you take a break

Taking a break and tending to your own needs doesn’t mean you have to compromise the needs of the person you’re caring for.2

Working with professional caregivers

Asking for help when you need it ensures you can continue to provide the best care for your loved one.

Need help with daily living?

Managing wandering

There are ways to keep your loved one safe from wandering.3,4

Driving difficulties

Approach this sensitive issue with understanding.5,6

Exercise and Alzheimer’s disease

Studies suggest staying physically active may slow cognitive decline.7,8

Tips when talking to someone with Alzheimer’s disease

Learn how to communicate more effectively with your loved one.9

Anxious about healthcare decisions?

Tips for medical visits

There are simple ways you can make the most of medical visits with your loved one’s doctor.10

Looking inside the brain with imaging technology

Brain scans have enabled scientists to learn more about Alzheimer’s than ever before.11

Looking for legal and financial information?

Help with legal and financial matters

Helping your loved one plan for the future is an important way to care for him or her.5,12

Additional resources

Support organizations

There are a number of organizations that can help you build a support network and gather information.

Axona preparation ideas

Axona can be prepared with tasty and nutritious foods and drinks in any number of variations.