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

Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals

Learn about Lewy body dementia, a surprisingly common type of brain disorder that causes changes in the ability to think and move. The two main types—dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinsons' disease dementia—differ in the earliest signs.

PDF (1.27 MB)
Keywords: Lewy body dementia, Parkinson's Disease, Dementia, Caregiving, Training Materials for Professionals

2013-2014 Alzheimer's Disease Progress Report: Insights and Challenges

2013-2014 Alzheimer's Disease Progress Report: Insights and Challenges

A summary of Alzheimer's disease research, infrastructure, and funding supported by the NIH.


Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Research, Training Materials for Professionals

Talking With Your Doctor Presentation Toolkit

Help older adults make the most of their medical appointments with the Talking With Your Doctor Presentation Toolkit (based on NIA’s popular booklet Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People). It’s easy to use—you do not need any special expertise or training. The presentation features tips for how to:

Zip (10.46 MB)
Keywords: Doctor-Patient Communication, Training Materials for Professionals

Acute Hospitalization and Alzheimer's Disease: A Special Kind of Care

This fact sheet for healthcare professionals working with Alzheimer's disease patients offers tips on communication, personal care techniques, handling difficult behaviors, and patient safety and comfort.

PDF (2.4 MB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Hospitalization, Training Materials for Professionals

Frontotemporal Disorders: Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers

Learn about frontotemporal disorders, which lead to dementias that affect personality, behavior, language, and movement. NIA's consumer-friendly guide explains the disorders and their causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, with helpful advice for caregivers.

PDF (3.23 MB)
Keywords: Frontotemporal Disorders, Dementia, Movement Disorders, Training Materials for Professionals

Talking With Your Older Patient: A Clinician's Handbook

This essential guide for health professionals offers strategies for communicating effectively with older patients. Among the topics addressed in this 61-page publication are how to talk about sensitive issues, give bad news, and be aware of cultural differences.

PDF (1.41 MB)
Keywords: Doctor-Patient Communication, Training Materials for Professionals

Brain Health Resource

The Brain Health Resource is a presentation toolkit offering current, evidence-based information and resources to facilitate conversations with older people about brain health as we age. Designed for use at senior centers and in other community settings, materials are written in plain language and explain what people can do to help keep their brains functioning best.

Zip (3.97 MB)
Keywords: Brain and Nerves, Training Materials for Professionals