Health Tip: Next Steps After Being Diagnosed With Alzheimer's

(HealthDay News) -- Being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease can be a scary experience. But getting enough information and support can help you conquer this difficult process.

The National Institute on Aging suggests:

  • Learn as much as possible about the disease.

  • Schedule and keep regular medical appointments.

  • Explore local support groups.

  • Prepare for the future with legal, financial and long-term care planning.

  • Get help for daily activities, such as shopping and transportation.

  • Make sure your home is safe.

  • if you still drive, think about getting a driving evaluation.

  • Eat a balanced diet and exercise often.

  • If you work, consider shortening your hours.