Q. My mom was just diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. She would like to stay in her home as long as possible. What can I do to help her achieve this goal?
She can continue to live independently during the early stages of the disease by making simple adjustments, taking safety precautions and having the support of others. Here are some suggestions:
Have her get help with daily tasks. Perhaps you or another family member or a close friend can take care of everyday activities like shopping, cooking, bill paying and housekeeping. Get meals or groceries delivered to her home. Hire a cleaning service to vacuum, dust, mop and do laundry. Ask her bank if they provide services to help pay bills and keep track of accounts. Or have bills paid directly from her checking or savings account.