Talking to the Healthcare Provider

Making the most of your visit with the healthcare provider

Sometimes it is difficult to remember to ask questions or voice concerns until after you have left the healthcare provider’s office. But the more information you can gather before visits, the better the discussion you will be able to have with your loved one’s healthcare provider.

These are questions you may want to ask the healthcare provider about your loved one:


Does my loved one have moderate or severe Alzheimer’s?


What changes can I expect to see in my loved one, now and in the future?


What should I be watching for? What types of things should I call you about?


How often does the person I care for need to be evaluated?


I’ve read about NAMZARIC. Do you think it could be right for my loved one?


If my loved one is already taking donepezil HCl for their moderate Alzheimer’s, can they take NAMZARIC?


What are possible side effects of NAMZARIC?


What should I expect to see after my loved one starts treatment with NAMZARIC?

Ways to Engage With
Loved Ones

Keeping your loved one engaged

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Engaging activities may help improve your loved one’s decision making, memory, and fine motor skills (eg, writing his/her name, using utensils). You’ll also benefit as a caregiver from increased quality time with your loved one.

Activities to consider

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Crafts and hobbies can help
tap into creativity. Try making a
scrapbook with old photos and
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Musical activities like singing
and watching musicals
can stimulate memory and
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Outdoor activities like
gardening or taking brief walks
can provide physical exercise, fresh air, and stimulation of sight, sound, smell, and touch.

Support Websites

Websites and groups for caregivers

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There are hundreds of websites and groups providing easily accessible information about Alzheimer’s disease online. But doing a search can give you an overwhelming number of results. That is why we have selected some valuable resources below to get you started.

The groups and websites shown below can provide you with more information about Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center

The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center is a portal created by the U.S. Congress to provide the public with support, information, and news regarding research and federal initiatives.

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Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association provides support for people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The 24/7 helpline provides reliable information and support on the global, national, and local levels.

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of
America (AFA)

The AFA provides care and
resources for people with
Alzheimer’s disease and their
caregivers and families. Visitors to
the site can access resources including educational support and

Visit Website Nursing Home Compare

Provides detailed information about
every Medicare- and Medicaid-
certified nursing home in the
country to help friends and family
evaluate and compare nursing

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support

Offers a number of services specifically for those caring for veterans battling Alzheimer’s and related diseases, including special benefits, news, and supportive tools and workshops.

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