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People living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder understand better than anyone what it is like to live with their diagnosis. Here at the Alzheimer’s Association, we are lucky to have many people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, who are generous about sharing their experience. We are happy to submit your questions to our local experts, and to post their responses. In keeping with the focus of the Power and Purpose website, first priority in answering questions will be given to those asked by a person with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Note: it may take a few weeks to collect and post responses.
Below you will find common questions and possible solutions, contributed by people who are living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder. To find the answers to your questions, click on the question below. Continue scrolling to see more questions.
WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY DIAGNOSIS?
DO YOU TELL PEOPLE YOU HAVE A DIAGNOSIS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE?
HOW DO I DISCLOSE MY DIAGNOSIS WITH OTHERS?
HOW DO I OVERCOME BAD DAYS?
WHAT DO I DO IF I GET LOST OR DISORIENTED WHILE OUT ON A WALK?
I’M RETIRED NOW. WHAT ARE SOME THINGS I CAN DO TO KEEP ACTIVE IN A WAY THAT IS MEANINGFUL TO ME?
WHAT DO I DO IF PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OR RELUCTANT TO BE WITH ME BECAUSE OF MY DIAGNOSIS?
HOW CAN I FIND NEW FRIENDS/COMPANIONS?
HOW CAN I REMAIN INDEPENDENT WHEN I STOP DRIVING?
HOW CAN I REMAIN INDEPENDENT WHEN I TRAVEL IN OTHER WAYS?
HOW CAN I ASK FOR HELP IF I NEED IT?
HOW CAN I ACCEPT HELP WHEN IT IS OFFERED?
Are establishing routines helpful?
Santa Rosa Early Stage Groups
Laurie White, MSW
What routines or events do you look forward to every day?
Why is routine important to you? (All)
Why is Routine Important to You? (All)
How can I stay safe when traveling?
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