Living with Alzheimer’s

Posted on September 18, 2020

by Daphne Bechrakis

Alzheimer’s Disease affects nearly 6 million people in the U.S. alone. It can be a difficult disease to understand and live with, which is why we have compiled some resources with helpful information for those living with Alzheimers and those who care for them. 


What is Alzheimer’s?

This resource from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) discusses some brief information about Alzheimer’s, including what it is, who gets it, and treatments. 


Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet

This webpage from the National Institute on Aging is a more thorough overview of information about Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects people. 


Tips for Daily Life

This resource from the Alzheimer’s Association was made for people who are living with the early stages of Alzheimer’s. It gives a list of tips and strategies for living with Alzheimer’s in order to remain more independent for longer. 


Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care: Tips for Daily Tasks

Mayo Clinic’s website provides a tip sheet for caretakers of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. This list of tips gives suggestions on how to take care of someone with Alzheimer’s. 


You can also check the library catalog for books and resources on coping with Alzheimer’s and dementia. 


Daphne Bechrakis

Daphne Bechrakis

Daphne is a Public Services Librarian and Harry Potter enthusiast. In her free time, she enjoys reading, adding books to her ever-growing “to-be-read” list, hiking, and watching terrible movies with friends. One of her current life goals is to collect the entirety of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Her bucket list includes seeing the Aurora Borealis and going to Yellowstone National Park. She is the proud owner of a spider-plant named Skullcrusher III, first of its kind, which she has somehow managed not to kill yet.
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