Life goes on for the caregiver and sufferer through the looking glass.
The dread diagnosis of Alzheimer’s does not mean your life is over. You can still live a happy life, but you will need to make changes and accept that some things will be more difficult and very different.
Try to live a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet, excersize, and getting enough sleep. This will help your brains to function at their best.
Look after your emotional well-being by seeing friends and family, a counselor, joining a support group, or starting a journal or blog.
Both of you will experience a range of thoughts and emotions as you come to terms with the diagnosis - denial, anger, frustration, depression. It's important to acknowledge and deal with these emotions.
Speak with your friends and family and neighbors and let them know how they can help. Keep them informed as things progress. Set up some form of respite.
Try to keep doing activities that you enjoy and make adjustments to changing abilities. It can help to stick to a predictable routine. Create easy to follow systems.