Health and Aging

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Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease

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Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease? Get easy-to-understand information and advice in this comprehensive guide from NIA. It addresses all aspects of care, from bathing and eating to coping with confusion and sundowning, getting respite care, and more.

Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease: A Resource List

Get resources about early-onset Alzheimer’s. Online materials discuss this rare neurodegenerative disease, legal/financial issues, and caregiving.

Expert Meeting on Pathways and Mechanisms Linking Behavioral and Social Factors to Health

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) commissioned the National Academies Board on Behavioral, Cognitive and Sensory Sciences to convene  an expert meeting to advise NIA on the most promising avenues for research to illuminate the pathways by which social, psychological, economic, and behavioral factors affect health in midlife and at older ages.

National Alzheimer’s council hears challenges of dementia caregivers

How to help family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias took center stage when a national Alzheimer’s advisory panel met.

Long-Distance Caregiving—Getting Started

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Find tips to be a long-distance caregiver, including how to get started, stay connected, find local resources, and more.

Long-Distance Caregiving—A Family Affair

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Discover how teamwork can help you be a long-distance caregiver for an aging family member, including tips on splitting caregiving responsibilities.

Home Safety for People with Alzheimer's Disease

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Get home safety tips that help a person with Alzheimer’s disease age in place. Learn what to do about driving, emergencies, and more.

Wandering

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Learn how to make changes at home to discourage wandering.

This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about wandering in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.

 

Driving Safety

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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.

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