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Caregiver Tips for Dealing with Memory Changes

REDUCES DECLINE IN MEMORY OR OTHER ABILITY TO PERFORM THINKING SKILLS EVERYDAY TASKS MIXED DEMENTIA WITH NOT PART MAY FORGET LEWY BODIES OLB) DEMENTIA OF NORMAL AGING CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE WORDS TROUBLE FINDING ALZHEIMER DISEASE DIFFICULTY WITH COMPLEX THE APPROPRIATE WORDS MENTAL ASSIGNMENTS, COMPLETING SENTENCES BALANCING A CHECKBOOK FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS NORMAL PRESSURE HYDROCEPHALUS CONVERSATIONS OR OTHER TASKS INVOLVING NUMBERS MEMORY LOSS, ESPECIALLY OF RECENT EVENTS, NAMES, PLACEMENT OF OBJECTS, AND OTHER NEW INFORMATION MANY FORMS VASCULAR DEMENTIA INCREASED PROGRESS SUSPICION OR WORSEN PARKINSON'S DISEASE CONFUSION DIFFICULTY WITH COMMUNICATION FRONTOTEMPORAL POOR DEMENTIA JUDGMENT PERSONALITY CHANGES CHANGES IN MOOD DEPRESSION IRRITABILITY WHAT IS ВЕНAVIORAL HALLUCINATIONS APATHY PROBLEMS DELUSIONS WITHDRAWAL ISOLATION WORDS ASSOCIATE D WITH DEMENTIA? DE MEN TIA WORDS ASSOCIATED WITH WHO DEM ENTIA IS A CAREGIVER? Assists in everyday tasks or personal care Frequently unpaid family or friend Manages all aspects of life (finances, health, shopping) · Often overwhelmed and fatigued WHAT $9.1 billion in additional health care costs (2012) IS COST TO CAREGIVERS? · 15.4 million caregivers provided more than 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care (2012) 5 TIPS FOR CAREGIVERS 30 Join a support group: Take care of yourself: Watch your diet, exercise and get plenty of rest. Staying healthy will help you be a better caregiver. Joining a local chapter can be a great source for encouragement and advice where caregivers can talk with people who have similar experiences. Plan for the future: Communicate: 2. 49 Discuss wishes for the SLOW, CLEAR, Be open to different ways of communicating. Use simple words, short sentences SIMPLE WORDS. future now. Be proactive, make legal and financial plans and complete legal paperwork. and a calm voice. Make eye contact and call the person by name. Minimize distractions and noise. 55 Manage your level of stress: STPESS Stress can cause physical problems (blurred vision, stomach irritation and high blood pressure) and changes in behavior. NANTZ NATIONAL ALZHEIMER CENTER HOUSTO N Metholist SM For more information call 713.790.3333 or visit NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE %24

Caregiver Tips for Dealing with Memory Changes

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In the U.S., there are nearly 15 million Alzheimer's & dementia caregivers. Learn tips for caregivers via our infographic.


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