How can my family help with my memory problems?

Ask your family to watch for safety issues related to your memory problems. If you have trouble with memory or concentration, you may want to sit down with your family and share your concerns. It may put your mind at rest to discuss ways they can help you go about your daily activities.

Examples of ways your family can help include:
  • Creating a checklist to keep by the door for you to review to make
           certain that certain things have been done such as turning off
           kitchen appliances
  • Driving you to appointments
  • Helping you with specific challenging tasks
  • Setting up a system to take medications properly

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