Health and Aging

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Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease

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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.

Home Safety for People with Alzheimer's Disease

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This 40-page booklet for caregivers gives room by-room suggestions for creating a safer space for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

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.

Disaster Preparedness

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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.

Helping Kids Understand Alzheimer's Disease

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Get tips to help children and grandchildren understand Alzheimer’s disease plus ideas for spending time together.

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

Helping Family and Friends Understand Alzheimer's Disease

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Get tips to help children and grandchildren understand Alzheimer’s disease plus ideas for spending time together.

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

 

Holidays Hints

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Learn how to balance busy holiday activities with everyday care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease.

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

Changes in Communications Skills

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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.

 

Exercise and Physical Activity

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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.

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