When the Diagnosis is Alzheimer’s… What’s next?
Use the time you have with your doctor to ask questions. If he or she can not spend time with you, schedule another appointment so that you will have his undivided attention. You might want to know why you were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and what stage you might be in? You will want to know what to expect in the future and have other questions that he can answer.
Make sure to have someone with you when you meet with your doctor so they can take notes and provide you with support. Determine if your doctor will continue to treat you or if he will be referring you to another physician or specialist.
Reach out to the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center for additional information about Alzheimer’s disease and to schedule a complimentary appointment with an Alzheimer’s Care Manager. They can help you chart a course for the future that will best meet your needs as the disease progresses, and that will provide all of the care, services and support that you and your family will require.
Alzheimer’s disease is a life-changing for you and for those that love and care about you. Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are treatments that may help to relieve symptoms and resources and services to help you cope.