Showing 1-10 of 29 results for Caregiving
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.