New Diagnosis of Alzheimer's
Reviewed by Felicia Greenfield, MSW, LCSW
Caretalk is a resource to support you and connect you with the care you need. Once you are given a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, it is important for you and your family to learn about the stages of disease and what to expect. A dementia-trained social worker or counselor can assist in finding resources, encouraging caregiver self-care, and providing strategies for managing the patient's mood and behaviors, to help your family plan for the future.