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September 27, 2017
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People in early stages of Alzheimer's speak about the disease
When someone is told that he or she has Alzheimer's disease, the diagnosis affects the entire family. Beyond the memory decline, there are concerns about maintaining independence, long-term care and holding on to special moments.

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Wandering raises safety concerns for someone living with Alzheimer's
Six in 10 people with dementia will wander. A person living with Alzheimer's may not remember his or her name or address, and can become disoriented, even in familiar places. Wandering among people living with dementia is dangerous, but there are strategies and services to help prevent it.
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Take precautions to avoid issues with multiple medications
A person living with Alzheimer's or other dementia may be prescribed multiple medications and may also take medications for other conditions. Care needs to be taken with all medications and when more than one is being used.
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