Need help with daily living?

Each day brings new challenges

Alzheimer's caregiver and patient discuss medication while sitting at tableBasic daily living activities are often some of the most difficult to manage. Knowing how to manage some common issues and having a plan to get through the day can help. Remember that each person with Alzheimer’s is unique, and his or her needs will change over the course of the disease.

The resources in this section can help you get ideas about the best way to manage these practical problems.

Managing wandering

There are ways to keep your loved one safe from wandering.1,2

Driving difficulties

Approach this sensitive issue with understanding.3,4

Exercise and Alzheimer’s disease

Studies suggest staying physically active may slow cognitive decline.5,6

Tips when talking to someone with Alzheimer’s disease

Learn how to communicate more effectively with your loved one.7