Alzheimer Association Executive Director Ronnie Daniel and Maurice Wells, whose wife had Alzheimer's talked about the disease and how you can provide the best care for your loved one who has it.
Maurice Wells has had an up-close and personal experience caring for his wife. Maurice received support by reaching out to his area Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and joining a caregiver support group.
It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. But the best thing you can do for the person you are caring for is stay physically and emotionally strong. Here's how:
- See the doctor-Be sure to have regular visits to your doctor (at least annually) and tell him about changes in appetite or behavior.
- Get moving-exercising at least 10 minutes a day can help relieve stress.
- Eat well-Heart-healthy eating patterns are good for overall health.