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Many people with Alzheimer’s disease wander away from their home or caregiver. As the caregiver, you need to know how to limit wandering and prevent the person from becoming lost. This will help keep the person safe and give you greater peace of mind. First Steps Try to follow these steps before the person with Alzheimer’s disease wanders: Make sure the person carries some kind of ID or wears a me [...]

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Caring for a Person with Memory Loss
Important Documents Health care proxy, durable power of attorney, checklist, and wills. Read more Legal & Financial Planning In New York State Legal planning should begin soon after a diagnosis of dementia has been made. Future costs for medical and long-term home care are often the greatest concern for caregivers. Read more Residential Care Options Alzheimer's disease brings with it many to [...]

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Treatment & Medications
Treatment Science is currently working towards better treatments for the different types of dementia, but at the present time prevention or a cure remains elusive. There are, however, medications available that are prescribed to treat the symptoms of early dementia including memory loss, confusion and disorientation. Some people are helped by taking these medications while others are not. It’s imp [...]

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Legal & Financial Planning
Now that you’ve received a diagnosis, you should start thinking about planning for the future if you haven’t already. Taking the time to make decisions about matters that will affect your health care and your finances when you can no longer manage them is one of the most important steps you can take for yourself and your family. There are a number of legal and financial documents that will help yo [...]

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Communication
Changes In Communication Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia will gradually affect how you communicate with people. Changes in your ability to communicate will be unique to you, so there is no way of knowing in advance what those specific changes might be. We do know, however, that when you have early dementia it generally takes longer for your brain to process what’s being said to you. [...]

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