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Caring for Someone





In progressive conditions that affect thinking and behaviour like Alzheimer's disease does, family members often take on an important role in the support of that person.

Diagnosed at just 58 years old

If it had only been a single incident, Jim Mann might not have gone to see his doctor. When a series of strange events happened within one month of each other, he knew something was wrong. Because of his age Jim didn't expect to be presented with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, but being only 58 years old people did not believe him; they said he was too young. He now says that finding out was the best thing he could have done; that the knowledge has allowed him to fight the progression of the disease.

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This section will help you understand what caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease involves as well as provide you with a wealth of resources, tips and advice designed to help you cope with the many challenges of living with the disease.


Read about the goals of Alzheimer's treatment  



Goals of treatment 

The importance of improving the quality of life of the person with the disease.


How is treatment success measured 

A look at some common tests doctors use.


Rewards of caregiving 

The more fulfilling side of looking after someone with the disease.


Caregiver tips 

Pointers for making life better for the person with Alzheimer's disease.


Alzheimer's disease support organizations 

Where you can turn for support and information.


Your guide to living with Alzheimer's disease – brochure 

An informative tool for people living with the disease and their caregivers.