Health and Aging

Caregiving

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.

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.

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.

 

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