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Coping With the Diagnosis of a Loved One's Alzheimer's Disease

Finding out that a loved one has Alzheimer's disease can be stressful, frightening, and overwhelming. As you begin to take stock of the situation, here are some tips that may help:

Communication
Trying to communicate with a person who has AD can be a challenge. Both understanding and being understood may be difficult.

Choosing a Nursing Home for Someone with Alzheimer's
For many caregivers, there comes a point when they are no longer able to take care of their loved one at home. Choosing a residential care facility—a nursing home or an assisted living facility—is a big decision, and it can be hard to know where to start.


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