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Tips for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's

Tips for Caregivers

1. According to this paper, one of the biggest struggles caregivers face is _________.

A. The financial burden of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.

B. Seeing someone they know slowly lose their memory.

C. Dealing with the difficult behaviors of the person they are caring for

Dealing with the Diagnosis

2. This paper offers severeal suggestions for dealing with the stress, fear and feelings of overwhelm when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, including which of the following?

A. Ask the doctor any questions you have about Alzheimer’s disease

B. Find a support group where you can share your feelings and concerns

C. Study your day to see if you can develop a routine that makes things go more smoothly

D. Begin to plan for the future

E. All of the above


3. Suggestions for making communicating with someone with Alzheimer’s as good as it can be includes:

A. Speak slowly and loudly, as Alzheimer’s patients can also be deaf

B. Choose simple words and short sentences and use a gentle, calm tone of voice

C. Minimize distractions and noise—such as the television or radio—to help the person focus on what you are saying

D. All of the above

E. B and C above


4. Encouraging a person with Alzheimer's to dress himself or herself to whatever degree possible will help with challenge of dressing.

A. True

B. False


5. Keeping the person safe is one of the most important aspects of caregiving.

A. True

B. False

6. This paper covers a number of other challenges caregivers often confront with Alzheimer's patients, including which of the following?

A. Bathing and eating

B. Coping with holidays

C. Legal concerns

D. All of the above

E. A and B above

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