If you’re a caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s dementia, you already know that your loved ones condition is not going to improve or change for the better so it’s you that’s going to have to change. Dementia is a symptom that’s defined as a loss of intellectual function. A loss that’s so great that it affects your loved ones ability to deal with day to day tasks. Dementia affects certain parts of the brain and that explains why they are able to retain some skills and not others. As their caregiver, try and keep them active. If you’re at home, take them for walks if possible and if your’e a formal caregiver in a community, then take them for walks around the community every day. Just because they’re 78 and have Alzheimer’s type dementia doesn’t mean it’s a good idea that they spend all day sitting in a chair. Finally, pay attention to behavorial changes as dementia is a slow progressive illness and you shouldn’t see sudden changes. If you do, see their Doctor as it could be a sign of some other issues.