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HealthLinks: Alzheimer’s & Dementia

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Dementia: 9 tips for communicating

man doing crossword puzzleCommunicating with a person who has Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia can be very challenging. A person with early-stage dementia may have trouble finding the right words. As dementia gets worse, so do problems with words and thinking. Changing the way you communicate may be helpful. Learn 9 tips for communicating effectively and empathetically with someone who has dementia.

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Should you take medicine for Alzheimer’s disease?

Medicines can’t cure Alzheimer’s disease, but for some people, they can slow the progress of the disease and make it easier to live with. Medicines may relieve symptoms such as having trouble thinking and remembering things. But they may not work for everyone. If you’re not sure about taking medicine for Alzheimer’s disease, use this interactive tool to help you decide.

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Strategies for living with Alzheimer’s disease

If you find out you have Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most important things you can do is be patient with and kind to yourself. Living with Alzheimer’s will bring good days and bad days, but learning more and focusing on what’s important to you can help keep life as normal and enjoyable as possible. Watch this short video to learn some things you can do for your brain, for your safety, and to prepare for the future.

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Nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease

Ensuring a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia eats enough may be a challenge. Some straightforward ways to help people with dementia maintain good nutrition include setting aside enough time for meals, limiting choices, and offering food more often. Learn more simple strategies for helping someone with dementia maintain good nutrition.

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