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Caregiver Guide: Tips for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's Disease

Get practical, easy to read advice for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease. Topics include dealing with the diagnosis and tips for communication, bathing, eating, sleep problems, medications, stages of the disease, and more.

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Spanish Version
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease

Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging This comprehensive, 104-page handbook offers easy-to-understand information and advice for at-home caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. It addresses all aspects of care, from bathing and eating to visiting the doctor and getting respite care.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving

There's No Place Like Home - For Growing Old

As people get older, health issues may make it more difficult to live at home and stay independent. Find suggestions and resources, from assistive devices to long-term care, to help make living at home convenient, safe, and affordable for aging adults.

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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.

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Keywords: End of Life, Advance Directives, Palliative Care

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

Older Drivers

Read about the types of issues—vision, hearing, reaction time, and more—that can make it difficult for older people to drive. Get tips for driving safely, deciding when to give up driving, and finding ways to get around when no longer driving.

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Spanish Version
Keywords: Driving, Sensory Impairment, Safety, Eyes and Vision

Elder Abuse

Understand how to identify signs of physical, emotional, sexual, financial, and other abuse or mistreatment of older adults. Also find out what caregivers and others can do if they suspect some type of abuse.

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Spanish Version
Keywords: Elder Abuse, Caregiving

Nursing Homes: Making the Right Choice

Learn about the different types of nursing homes and what to consider when choosing a nursing home. Find tips on affording nursing-home care and resources that can help you compare the options.

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Spanish Version
Keywords: Long-Term Care, Nursing Homes

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

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.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving