How to Help Someone with Alzheimer's Disease
If you're one of the 2.7 million Americans who care for a family member or friend with Alzheimer's disease, here are some things you can do to improve the quality of that person's life.
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1. Learn all you can about Alzheimer's, as you can so you will know what to expect and how to be patient.
2. Remember that the child out of the house the same way as for the child. For example, put a gate at the top of the stairs, put the child locks on cabinets and remove the glass tops and other furniture with sharp edges that could cause injury.
3. Remove any objects in the house, may stumble.
4. Avoid using area rugs that can cause a person to slip and stumble.
5. Keep the temperature of your water heater low to avoid burns by burning water, which damage among people with Alzheimer's disease.
6. Keep locked basement.
7. Clearly label any toxic elements, such as paint or cleaning supplies. Keep the poison control center number is on hand just in.
8. Remove all plants from the house, which are poisonous if eaten.
9. Remove the knobs on the gas stove, or ask an electrician to install a safety switch that prevents the electric oven on for a fee before. These measures will help to avoid bad burn or fire house.
10. Understand that people with Alzheimer's disease often close the door to the bathroom, and then forget how to open it. Consider removing the lock cosmetics to avoid.
11. Buy raised toilet seat for the home medical supplies to help a person with Alzheimer's disease.
12. Be sensitive to people. Holding hands, giving massages and hugging have a calming effect and can feels good. Research has shown that even a touch can help reduce behavioral problems in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Check out the memory healer program that guides patients to heal their memory or revert back the damage.
How to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease
In the fight against Alzheimer's disease, awareness is key. As the baby boom years, it is expected people with the disease will triple by 2050. Although there is no cure yet, research has shown that education, proper diagnosis and implementation of a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise can slow its progress.
1. Join the national network of Alzheimer's spokesman, find out about volunteering, and learn more about how to raise awareness on the website of the Alzheimer's Association.
2. Be the Congress to request increased funding for Alzheimer's research. Alzheimer's Association website fill out the forms and contact information for members of Congress each country.
3. Take part in the Avenue of Remembrance in your area, to raise funds for the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Find your nearest walk and learn about raising funds for the Alzheimer's Association website. Also find out information about memory healer that claims to helps Alzheimer disease patients.
4. Learn about events, such as awareness of the National Board Candle Lighting in the Alzheimer's Foundation of America website.
5. Take part in national events such as quilt feelings. Buy or create a quilt panel, or find an exhibition in your area in the Alzheimer's Foundation of America website.
6. Promote annual events in your area, such as the National Day of Remembrance for recycling. Find screening sites, sign up for a show, or register to hold a show in your area by visiting the Alzheimer's Foundation of America website and clicking on the "Memory Screening."
7. involved in the Chapter of the national organization for Alzheimer's Association website.
8. Find local organizations by visiting the Alzheimer's Foundation of America website Alzheimer's. Click the "Users" or the link below the "Reach Out to care."
9. Organize a local branch of a national organization creating your own group or organize awareness of Alzheimer's projects in your area. Invite local doctors and caregivers to speak to the group, network support to caregivers at home and educate their communities about Alzheimer's disease through the establishment of Alzheimer's awareness of local events.