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

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.

PDF (3.3 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

Older drivers: Get tips to drive safely, improve your eyesight, and avoid distracted driving. Also, find out when it may be time to give up driving.

PDF (330.99 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Driving, Sensory Impairment, Safety, Eyes and Vision

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

Elder Abuse

Learn about elder abuse, including physical, emotional, and financial abuse. Learn to identify signs of abuse, neglect, and abusive relationships.

PDF (355.08 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Elder Abuse, Caregiving

Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

This 44-page booklet is full of ideas and tips for good communication with your doctor. The illustrations and conversational tone help to explain how to prepare for a medical appointment, discuss sensitive topics, and coordinate help from family and friends.

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