According to the Alzheimer’s Association, most people who age do not get Alzheimer’s; however, it does occur in about 1 in 9 people (11 percent) who are age 65 and older. Alzheimer’s doubles the risk of premature death in people age 70 and older. —
Whenever a family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, loved ones are usually affected mentally and emotionally. While the patient is dealing with the symptoms of the disease, family members also deal with the sadness of witnessing the difficulties and challenges brought about by Alzheimer’s. Here are some of the coping strategies which can help the whole family deal with this event more manageable.