November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Four Things to Know

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory, thinking and behavior problems. It is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80% of all cases.

Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but there are things you can do to help a loved one cope.

  • Keep a daily routine to help avoid confusion, making sure your loved one knows what can be expected. 
  • Keep things simple, introducing only one idea at a time so that your loved one can easily understand.
  • Create a safe and comfortable environment to make your loved one feel at ease.
  • Stay calm and imagine how your loved one feels. He or she can easily get confused or disoriented. Avoid yelling or arguing out of frustration.