1. Patience is an absolute necessity when dealing with someone who has Alzheimer's losing your patience makes it difficult for yourself and the one you are caring for it is always important to understand their behavior so that you can deal with them in a much better manner.
2. If they are living with you place signs in designated places so that they can remember what to do without asking you repetitively about where things go or what has to be done.
3. Allow them to do simple things such as painting, art and crafts etc. anything that is hands on, be patient when you are doing this with them, remember they do not understand why they may be having trouble and commend them when they do something well.
4. If they have an accident or have misplaced something be their mind and put yourself in there shoes, ask yourself how you would feel if you had Alzheimer's? How would you wish for someone to treat you? Gain as much knowledge and understanding as you can so that you can deal with there behavioral issues.
5. Never abuse them mentally, physically or emotionally they to were young once and quite independent Alzheimer's is a disease that effects millions of people and unfortunately does not have any cure. If you become frustrated with them walk away, gather your thoughts, refocus and approach them in a positive manner again.
6. Write things down that they are repeating and when they ask the same question again take out the list of answers and go over it with them.