Living with dementia


Day to day living

There is no doubt that caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease can be frustrating and difficult. But it can also be rewarding. Solving problems and becoming confident in knowing how to give care can provide you with a great sense of satisfaction.

We are learning more and more about how to provide good care for the person with Alzheimer's disease day to day -- and still take care of yourself.

Much of what we know comes from the experience of family and professional caregivers. Together, we are all learning how to deal with the challenges of this disease.

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Routines and reminders

Keeping a routine can help people with dementia continue to do things on their own.

Being safe


People with dementia can sometimes have difficulty doing every day tasks, and that’s why it’s important to keep safety top of mind.

Taking care of yourself

Personal care

We all want to look good and feel good. People with Alzheimer's disease may need more help as time goes on.


Driving & transportation

People with dementia may experience different risks and comfort levels associated with driving and transportation.

Staying active

Living one day at a time, doing the things you enjoy and the things that bring you meaning and fulfillment are just some of the ways to live with Alzheimer’s disease.


Sleep disturbances are common with Alzheimer’s disease and they impact both the person with the disease and the caregiver.

Meal time

Healthy eating is important for all of us. Sharing meal times with family and friends can provide structure to the day and increase the enjoyment of food.

Last Updated: 12/16/14
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