Prepare for good days and bad ones
Alzheimer’s disease, although typically associated with people 65 and older, also can affect younger people.
The Alzheimer’s Association offers these suggestions for people who must cope with early-onset Alzheimer’s:
- Understand that there will be some good days and some bad days.
- Talking to others about your situation will help you cope and may educate others.
- Consider speaking to a professional counselor or a spiritual adviser.
- Be open with loved ones. If possible, engage their help in handling everyday tasks and planning for the future.
- Stay active by volunteering in your community.
- Seek legal and financial advice, and talk to your employer about making any necessary adjustments at work.
- Stay healthy, control stress and make sure your home is a safe place.
- Stay physically active and maintain your regular activities for as long as possible. Don’t stop living your life.