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Driving Safety and Alzheimer's Disease

Know the danger signs for when a person with Alzheimer's should stop driving. Learn how to discuss the issue sensitively and find transportation alternatives.
Older man with Alzheimer's driving a car

Home Safety and Alzheimer's Disease

Get home safety tips for a person with Alzheimer's or a related dementia. Learn about home safety products, potential dangers, injury and fall prevention, and more.
Shower chair and bathroom grab bars

Older Adults and Balance Problems

What causes lack of balance? Learn about balance problems and disorders, symptoms — such as dizziness, vertigo, and lightheadedness — and treatment options.
Older woman using a walker on a sidewalk

Preventing Falls at Home: Room by Room

Explore these home safety tips to prevent falls, including simple changes in your living areas, personal and lifestyle changes, and home improvements.
Fall hazards in the home, including a scatter rug, dog, and empty slippers

Older Drivers

Use these driving tips to stay safe as an older driver. Learn how aging affects driving and know when it's time to stop.
Older man driving a car

Hot Weather Safety for Older Adults

Learn about heat-related illnesses—hyperthermia (e.g., heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and more)—and seek help for symptoms of heat stroke.
Older African-American man drinking water on a hot day

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