Health Tip: Dealing With Alzheimer's

Suggestions to help protect physical health

(HealthDay News) -- Getting a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease doesn't mean life as you know it is ending. People with Alzheimer's can lead a purposeful and productive life if they take steps to care for their physical and mental health, the Alzheimer's Association says.

Here's what the association recommends to protect physical health:

  • Get regular physical checkups.
  • Take all medications as directed by a physician.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Be physically active every day.
  • Get rest when fatigued.
  • Limit alcohol intake.
Diana Kohnle

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