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Caregiving

  • Bathing: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
    Learn safety tips and get other advice for helping someone with Alzheimer’s disease take a bath or shower. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about bathing in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.  
  • Caregiver Guide: Tips for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's Disease
    Get practical, easy to read advice for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease. Topics include dealing with the diagnosis and tips for communication, bathing, eating, sleep problems, medications, stages of the disease, and more.
  • Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease
    Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging This comprehensive, 104-page handbook offers easy-to-understand information and advice for at-home caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. It addresses all aspects of care, from bathing and eating to visiting the doctor and getting respite care.
  • Changes in Communications Skills: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
    Get tips on how to improve verbal and nonverbal communication with a person with Alzheimer’s disease. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about changes in communication skills in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.  
  • Coping with Agitation and Aggression: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
    Understand the possible causes of Alzheimer’s-related agitation and aggression, and learn how to respond to troubling behavior. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about coping with agitation and aggression in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.
  • Disaster Preparedness: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
    Be prepared to help a person with Alzheimer’s during natural disasters. Find out what supplies to keep on hand and what to do if you must leave home. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can find more information about safety issues in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.
  • Driving Safety: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
    Know the danger signs for when a person with Alzheimer’s should limit or stop driving and how to discuss the issue sensitively. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about driving in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.
  • Elder Abuse
    Understand how to identify signs of physical, emotional, sexual, financial, and other abuse or mistreatment of older adults. Also find out what caregivers and others can do if they suspect some type of abuse.
  • Exercise and Physical Activity: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
    Get tips for starting a simple, safe exercise program at home. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about exercise and physical activity in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.
  • Hallucinations, Delusions, and Paranoia: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
    Learn how to react and keep things calm when a person with Alzheimer’s experiences hallucinations, delusions, or paranoia. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.

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