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  • Alcohol Use In Older People
    Find how alcohol affects your health as you age. Get advice on sobriety, alcoholism, how much alcohol is too much, and getting help to stop drinking.
  • Beware of Health Scams
    Read about dangerous health scams, like fountain of youth and anti-aging promises, special diets, miracle cures or drugs, and other unproven products.
  • Crime and Older People
    Be safe at home and in the community. Get tips to protect your money, fight fraud and identity theft, and stop emotional abuse and other elder abuse.
  • Falls and Fractures
    Do you have a fear of falling? Find tips on fall prevention, how to avoid tripping and slipping, and ways to lower your chances of getting a fracture.
  • Home Safety: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
    Get tips to make a home safer for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Lock up poison and medicine and take steps to prevent falling.
  • 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.
  • Hyperthermia publication cover Hyperthermia: Too Hot for Your Health
    Learn about heat-related illnesses—hyperthermia (e.g., heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and more) and seek help for symptoms of heat stroke.
  • Managing Medicines: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
    Get tips to help people with Alzheimer’s take medicine safely. A pillbox and other reminders can reduce confusion. A doctor or pharmacist can help.
  • Medicines: Use Them Safely
    Learn how to take prescription and over-the-counter medications safely. Get tips on what to ask your doctor or pharmacist and buying medicine online.
  • 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.