The beginning can be the hardest place to start.
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia is life-changing. You get home from the doctor’s office where you just received the worst news of your life, and sit down to begin your google search. Maybe you start with one of these:
“My loved one has Alzheimer’s Disease” or “I have Alzheimer’s Disease”
The results send you into a spin. There’s a lot of information at your finger tips. News articles about potential cures. Planning for the future. Getting the care you need.
How do you make sense of it all?
Where you start will depend on where you or your loved one are in the Stages of Alzheimer’s. If you’re at Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), the resources you need will be very different from someone in Mild, Moderate, or Late Stage Alzheimer’s.
Here are a few actionable steps you can take in the early days:
Learn the basics about Alzheimer’s Disease
Have a Care Plan for the Future in place
Get in touch with your local Alzheimer’s organization
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