The main goals of Alzheimer's treatment are to maintain quality of life, help daily function, improve thinking, behavior, and mood, and ensure the patient stays social and is in a safe environment.
Alzheimer's disease may cause patients to lose their independence because it's unsafe for them to live alone. This may lead to a change in setting or lifestyle, which could add more stress. Exploring how this affects their mental well-being allows us to learn how to help the patient and caregiver cope with changes.
Connecting the patient and family to support services, while bringing in a multi-disciplinary care team, improves the effectiveness of care.