(HealthDay News) -- Being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease can be a scary experience. But getting enough information and support can help you conquer this difficult process.
The National Institute on Aging suggests:
Learn as much as possible about the disease.
Schedule and keep regular medical appointments.
Explore local support groups.
Prepare for the future with legal, financial and long-term care planning.
Get help for daily activities, such as shopping and transportation.
Make sure your home is safe.
if you still drive, think about getting a driving evaluation.
Eat a balanced diet and exercise often.
If you work, consider shortening your hours.
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