5 doctors weighed in:
How do I caregive for an alzheimer's patient?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depending how sick
Early alzheimer's is difficult to diagnose because pts.
Are still very independent. It is important to supervise them often and as time passes by more and more close observation to the point that they will require 24/7 observation. Somebody needs to verify their bills are paid, they don't forget appointments or dates, they don't fall or get sick, check they eat & take meds. , shower or wash.

In brief: Depending how sick
Early alzheimer's is difficult to diagnose because pts.
Are still very independent. It is important to supervise them often and as time passes by more and more close observation to the point that they will require 24/7 observation. Somebody needs to verify their bills are paid, they don't forget appointments or dates, they don't fall or get sick, check they eat & take meds. , shower or wash.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Thank
Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Patience!
Being a caregiver for anyone can be quite challenging and caregiving for those with alzheimers is no exception.
There are support groups both locally and online that provide helpful information. Seeking out those with experience is often helpful.

In brief: Patience!
Being a caregiver for anyone can be quite challenging and caregiving for those with alzheimers is no exception.
There are support groups both locally and online that provide helpful information. Seeking out those with experience is often helpful.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Would also point out the necessity of self care for the caregiver. As Dr. Nash points out, this is a challenging role.
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