Family History Of Alzheimer’s? 5 Things To Consider… Before It’s Too Late: Part 5

Family History Of Alzheimer’s?
5 Things To Consider… Before It’s Too Late
Part 5

By: Keith Maderer and Chelsea Maderer

Alzheimer’s and Dementia are terrible diseases that can rob individuals of their independence, mobility and memories. If you have a family history or are already experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s … you should consider these 5 items. Take action now and find the solution… before it is too late.

 

Here are the 5 parts in this series:

 

Part 1: Open the Conversation

Part 2: Create A Memory Gift

Part 3: Letters of Instruction

Part 4: Important Documentation

Part 5: Remember… You’re Only Human

 

5. Remember… You’re Only Human

Most importantly, whether you’re a family member or are the one dealing with this directly, don’t forget to give yourself a break. Some days may seem incredibly challenging while other days may be easy. It is normal to show emotions and vulnerability when going through challenging times. You’re only human. We can only handle so much before feeling overwhelmed. Take the breaks you need and always remember to appreciate your support system. Even if your emotions or frustration get the best of you remember, this too shall pass.

Here are three tips to help:

1. Exercise

As an Alzheimer’s patient or caregiver, it is important to stay healthy and exercise. Exercising releases emotions, stress and frustration. It is a great way to take your mind off of things while taking care of your own personal health.

2. Share The Responsibility

If you find that you are the sole caregiver or have one family member that is your sole caregiver, share the responsibility. It can be draining on one person to feel like they are doing it all on their own. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from other family members or trusted individuals. If you need to, consider hiring outside help. The important part is making sure that the responsibility is shared. It is better for you, and for your loved one’s health.

3. Take A Break

Remember, you’re only human and sometimes breaks are necessary. When emotions and stress become entangled in family health concerns, we do not always think clearly. Stepping away – even if it is only for brief moments – will help recharge batteries. Dealing with Alzheimer’s is stressful enough. It is incredibly helpful to take time for yourself to allow for mental clarity. You’ll come back stronger and well-rested.

It can be extremely difficult to experience moments of perfect clarity and foggy confusion a moment later. If you know your family has a history of Alzheimer’s or Dementia or you have it yourself, consider these 5 steps. Execute them in your life … before it’s too late.

Summary

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About The Authors

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Keith Maderer has been a Financial, Investment and Tax professional in the Buffalo-Niagara region for over 30 years. He helps individuals and families to Clarify their needs and goals, Solve their problems, and Simplify their life to avoid the common pitfalls that get in the way of enjoying life and retirement.

He is an author, an entertaining and humorous speaker that enjoys captivating audiences with stories, anecdotes, and messages that inspire and motivate others to achieve their goals.

He has been married for over 30 years and has 5 adult children which contributes to his great sense of humor. For more information please visit: http://SFTAweb.com, or http://KeithMaderer.com or visit his Amazon Author Page.

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Chelsea Maderer is a Financial, Investment and Tax Advisor in the Buffalo-WNY region. She helps individuals and families to Clarify their needs and goals, Solve their problems, and Simplify their life to avoid the common mistakes that get in the way of enjoying life and retirement.

For more information please visit: http://SFTAweb.com.

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