Short-term memory loss is the hallmark of the beginning stages of Alzheimer's Disease. In the early stages, people may forget people's names or they may find that they need to write things down more as a way of supporting memory. Keeping a calendar and/or a white board can be helpful to support the person with Alzheimer's Disease. Eventually these tools will not be effective, but it's important to help the person with Alzheimer's Disease identify strategies that can help support his or her memory and keep them organized and oriented to their day.

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