1. Establish legal responsibility and create legal documents that will be helpful to you and to your loved one.
  2. Understand the diagnostic process, symptoms, and course of memory loss and dementia.
  3. Care for yourself; a healthy, rested caregiver is a more effective caregiver.
  4. Join a support group.
  5. Plan for the future. Do research and know what lies ahead to plan accordingly.

Download The Alzheimer’s Project. Physician Guidelines for Screening, Evaluation, and Disease Management of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.