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Next Steps After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be difficult. These steps can help you understand what to do next:

  • Learn about Alzheimer’s disease from reliable sources like the National Institute on Aging.
  • Get regular medical care through appointments with your primary care doctor or specialists like neurologists.
  • Find local services and support. Try contacting the Eldercare Locatoror your local Alzheimer’s Association chapter when getting started.
  • Do legal, financial and long-term care planning including updating your will, living will, healthcare power of attorney and financial power of attorney.

Get more information about things to do after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis on our website.

Published by Chrishun Brown

Communications Manager for the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center

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