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Everyday care for Alzheimer's

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In addition to the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a person with Alzheimer's may have other medical problems over time, as all older adults do. These problems can cause more confusion and behavior changes. The person may not be able to tell you what is wrong. As a caregiver, you need to watch for signs of illness and tell the doctor about what you see. Here are some common medical problems to watch for.A woman with Alzheimer's and her caregiver talk with a doctor

Alzheimer's Disease: Common Medical Problems

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At some point, people with Alzheimer’s disease will need help bathing, combing their hair, brushing their teeth, and getting dressed. Because these are private activities, people may not want help. They may feel embarrassed about being naked in front of caregivers. They also may feel angry about not being able to care for themselves. These suggestions may help with everyday care.Bar of soap and other grooming products

Bathing, Dressing, and Grooming: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips