Heath and Aging

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Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging

Get Alzheimer's care information and advice in this comprehensive guide. Discusses daily care, sundowning and other behaviors, and where to find help.

PDF (5.68 MB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving, Training Materials for Professionals

There's No Place Like Home - For Growing Old

Is it better to get help right at home or find a place for mom or dad—or for you? Read ways an aging senior may have help at home instead of moving.

PDF (408.59 KB)
Keywords: Assistive Devices, Retirement, Safety, Home Care, Long-Term Care

End of Life: Helping With Comfort and Care

This 68-page guide discusses key issues at the end of life. Topics include finding hospice care, what happens at the time of death, managing grief, and preparing advance directives along with resources for more information.

PDF (646.69 KB)
Keywords: End of Life, Advance Directives, Palliative Care

Older Drivers

Use these driving tips and stay a safe older driver. Learn how aging affects driving and know when it’s time to stop.

PDF (149.55 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Driving, Sensory Impairment, Safety, Eyes and Vision

Elder Abuse

Learn about elder abuse, including physical, emotional, and financial abuse. Identify signs of abuse, neglect, healthcare fraud, and how to get help.

PDF (104.6 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Elder Abuse, Caregiving

So Far Away: Twenty Questions and Answers About Long-Distance Caregiving

Using a question-and-answer format, this beautifully illustrated, 44-page booklet offers information about caregiving from afar. It explores topics such as complex family relationships, legal issues, housing options, and advance directives.

PDF (2.63 MB)
Keywords: Caregiving, Home Care

Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Get tips for communicating well with doctors. Learn how to prepare for a medical appointment, discuss sensitive topics, and coordinate help from others.

PDF (745.37 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Doctor-Patient Communication

Nursing Homes: Making the Right Choice

Learn about nursing home (“SNF”) health care, whether for Alzheimer’s/dementia or after a hospital stay for orthopedic (hip/knee) or other surgery.

PDF (250.12 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Long-Term Care, Nursing Homes

Sundowning: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips

Get tips for coping with sundowning—restlessness or agitation in the late afternoon and early evening in a person with Alzheimer’s. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can find information about sundowning and other changes in personality and behavior in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.

PDF (198.36 KB) | ePub (247.71 KB) | Kindle (165.38 KB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving

Home Safety for People with Alzheimer's Disease

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

PDF (3.98 MB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Safety, Caregiving

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