When you hear that someone you love has just received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, you may feel overwhelmed. You may also wonder what to do next. While everyone’s situation is different, here are a few suggestions that might help you feel more in control.
It’s okay to grieve. This is one of the first things you need to know. In fact, it’s okay to feel whatever emotions you are experiencing at this time. An Alzheimer’s diagnosis signals that your family will undergo many changes and change can be hard. Your roles will shift from what they were, and it will take time to adjust. The best thing you can do is to find support, whether it’s with a counselor, your close friends, your faith community, or a support group.