Living with a chronic illness like Alzheimer’s disease can bring a lot of stress and anxiety but as with all illnesses, stress can make symptoms worse and negatively impact overall health. It’s impossible to completely avoid it, but there are ways to better manage stressful situations, help to offset the effects, and improve quality of life.
We’ve put together a list of ways to reduce stress with help from the Alzheimer’s Association.
Identifying the sources of your stress brings you one step closer to eliminating or reducing these situations. These triggers will be different for each Alzheimer’s patient but recognizing and avoiding potential triggers where possible, will help improve your mental health.