How can I make my life better if I have Alzheimer's disease and a chronic illness?

The most important step you can take is to give yourself permission to seek help as soon as you feel challenged. Taking action early will enable you to understand and deal with the many effects of a chronic illness. Learning to manage stress will help you to maintain a positive physical, emotional, and spiritual outlook on life. Your family and friends are critically important.

A mental health care provider can design a treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Strategies can be designed to help you regain a sense of control over your life and improve your quality of life—something everyone deserves. At times, if depression is present, medications may be prescribed to help lift your mood.

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