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Health Tip: Manage Memory Loss

(HealthDay News) -- Dealing with the early stages of Alzheimer's disease can be frustrating as you struggle to maintain your memory.

The Alzheimer's Association offers these suggestions for coping with memory loss:

  • Create a schedule of daily tasks (meals, bedtime, etc.). Ask someone to call to remind you about activities such as taking medications or doctor's appointments.
  • Fill out a book with important information, including contacts, appointments and your address.
  • Near the phone post a list, written in large print, of important phone numbers.
  • Ask a loved one to help organize your medications.
  • Keep a calendar and mark off each day as it passes.
  • Make sure your closets and drawers are well-organized, so you can find the things you need.
  • Post reminders around your home to lock doors and turn off appliances.

-- Diana Kohnle

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