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Published on: February 26, 2016
by Eric J. Hall for Huffington Post:
Whether you are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, you are caring for, or you know someone with this condition, one of the scariest parts of this disease is the memory loss. When memory loss first becomes noticeable it can be frustrating, emotional and overwhelming for everyone involved. Many people take every memory-lapse as a sign that their condition is worsening and it can make handling dementia and Alzheimer’s disease even more challenging. While there are certain treatments that can slow down the progression of dementia, one of the many things that individuals with Alzheimer’s can do is to start implementing a few strategies that will help them with their memory.
Keep these tips in mind, as they can help you or someone you know improve their quality of life while dealing with this disease. While it can be overwhelming at times, the more you do to help yourself out in the early stages of this disease, the better off you will be.
It can be hard to accept that there may be times when you need reminders about who people are, or where you keep your forks, but it is part of the disease and a part you need to accept if you want to be able to function in a safe and efficient manner. You should never be afraid to ask for help. There is nothing to be ashamed of. When you need help, ask for it, it is the best way to take care of yourself when they challenges of memory loss can be difficult.
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