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If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia, use the following steps as a guideline to make a personalized plan for you and your family. 

Click each link to learn more.

Step 1: Educate

"I didn't know what I didn't know"
 

For those facing a new diagnosis, get information about treatment, symptoms and stages.

Step 2: Connect

"I learned that I am stronger than I thought, but not strong enough to stand alone"
 

Connect to Alzheimer's Association programs and services to build a network of support.

Step 3: Adjust

"I had to stop trying to fix his disease and start learning how to cope with it"


Use the "I Have Alzheimer's Disease" webpage to learn how to make adjustments along the journey of Alzheimer's or other dementias. Learn how to better manage stress, make safety precautions, tips for better living and more.

Use the "I Have Younger-Onset Alzheimer's Disease" if you have been diagnosed under the age of 65.

Other Tools: 
Create an Action Plan
Caregiver Center 
Taking Care of Yourself 
Dementia & Driving Resource Center

Step 4: Prepare

"I want to take care of these things while I'm still able"


It is important to plan ahead for anything that may arise during the Alzheimer's journey.

Step 5: Act

"I want to be remembered as somebody who helped other people"
 

Make a difference for others facing this disease and future generations.


For additional information, please contact the Alzheimer's Association's 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.

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