How can patients with Alzheimer’s disease live better

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), commonly known as [Alzheimer’s disease].

For people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, life is not an easy thing. Memory ups and downs have had a serious impact on life.

Some tips to help you cope with memory changes.

What should I do when I have a bad memory?

With the help of some small tools, you can remember some things and deal with them calmly even if there is an emergency:

  1. Carry a notebook with you: record important information, phone number, name, temporary thoughts, appointment, home address, and your home information;

  2. Post-it notes: Paste post-it notes at some necessary places in the home, such as the process of using rice cookers and matters needing attention;

  3. Labels: Labels are affixed to cabinet doors such as cabinets and drawers to describe in detail all the things stored inside.

  4. Important things: In addition to writing it down in the notebook, ask a friend or family member to call to remind you, such as taking medicine and dating.

  5. Information card: Make the information of common people and their photos into small cards to help you remember who he is.

Life will continue to live well.

Accept the fact that you are ill and plan your activities for today or the next few days when you are in good condition. When making a plan, you need to pay attention to the following points:

  1. Pick something that will interest you and make sure it is safe if you are alone.

  2. Plan the most important things as a matter of priority;

  3. Don’t arrange too many things, let yourself have enough time to rest;

  4. If it is difficult to accomplish something, split it into several parts to complete it.

  5. For things that cannot be done alone, one must learn to take the initiative to seek help.

Don’t lose yourself

People suffering from dementia may sometimes not even know where their home is or how to get back. Therefore, if you go out, please:

  1. Invite a companion to go with him, even if it is very close.

  2. Carry a card containing your home address and emergency contact information with you;

  3. Actively seek help, tell the other party about their health status, try to let the other party take you back, or ask the patrol and police to send you back instead of going back by themselves;

  4. Due to possible memory confusion, driving is not recommended.

Make communication easier

Due to the influence of dementia, communication may be more difficult for you than before, but don’t give up communication because of this.

  1. First of all, you should remember to take your time and don’t worry.

  2. If necessary, please repeat what you just said, or ask the other party to speak slowly.

  3. Find a quiet place to talk, which can avoid noise interference and distract you.

  4. Explain your health status to the other party so that the other party will understand and cooperate with you.

Make yourself more convenient and safer at home,

Make some necessary minor changes:

  1. Put a spare key with a trusted neighbor or friend.

  2. Reorganize cabinets and drawers so that everything has its fixed storage place;

  3. Regularly ask family members or friends to help check the water and electricity situation of the house, whether the mail express is missing, and whether the food in the refrigerator is within the shelf life.

  4. Next to the telephone, the mobile phone has a telephone number of the emergency contact person.

  5. Regular visits by family members, friends or domestic workers have ensured that everything is normal.

You need to realize that it is sometimes difficult and sometimes dangerous to face the disease alone. Therefore, face it positively and seek help from family, friends or society when needed.