4 Tips for Visiting the Doctor with a Person with Alzheimer's

Regular medical care is important for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. These 4 tips may make appointments easier on both you and your loved one:

  • Make an appointment during the person’s best time of day and when the office is not very crowded.
  • Let the office staff know before the visit about the person’s Alzheimer’s disease. Ask them for help to make the visit go smoothly.
  • Don’t tell the person with Alzheimer’s about the visit until the day of the visit or even right before it is time to go if visiting the doctor makes the person nervous. Be positive and matter of fact.
  • Take something he or she likes to eat or drink and any materials or activities the person enjoys.

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