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What do I need to know about caring for someone with amnesia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Caring for someone with amnesia may be frustrating at times. Depending on the extent of the amnesia, your friend or family member may require more supervised assistance. Caring for a person with amnesia is often a matter of dealing with the underlying cause of the memory loss. Whether the person abuses alcohol, has had a stroke, or is dealing with Alzheimer's disease, as a caregiver you should find support from others in similar circumstances.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.