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Hospital Hints

Get tips for a hospital stay, including what to bring and what to leave at home, what to expect during admission, patient rights, and different types of hospital staff. Also includes safety tips, questions to ask, and steps to take after you leave the hospital.

PDF (494.5 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Hospitalization, Health Care, Physicians

Home Safety for People with Alzheimer's Disease

This 40-page booklet for caregivers gives room by-room suggestions for creating a safer space for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

PDF (3.98 MB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Safety, Caregiving

Hospitalization Happens: A Guide to Hospital Visits for Individuals with Memory Loss

Prepare for a hospital stay with someone who has memory loss or dementia. Find tips for planning ahead for emergency and other hospital visits, what to do before you go, what to bring along, questions to ask, and more.

PDF (5.42 MB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Hospitalization, Caregiving

Exercise and Physical Activity: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips

Get tips for starting a simple, safe exercise program at home. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about exercise and physical activity in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.

PDF (1011.1 KB) | ePub (276.81 KB) | Kindle (185.65 KB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving, Exercise

Hallucinations, Delusions, and Paranoia: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips

Learn how to react and keep things calm when a person with Alzheimer’s experiences hallucinations, delusions, or paranoia. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.

PDF (503.17 KB) | ePub (266.33 KB) | Kindle (158.78 KB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving

Safe Use of Medicines

This 13-page booklet has personal stories, answers to common questions, and practical tips to help older people take their medicines safely.

PDF (3.59 MB)
Keywords: Medicines, Prescription Drugs, Safety

Rummaging and Hiding Things: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips

Take steps to protect belongings while letting a person with Alzheimer’s rummage through drawers and other storage areas. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about rummaging in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.

PDF (483.44 KB) | ePub (327.16 KB) | Kindle (232.95 KB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving

Disaster Preparedness: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips

Be prepared to help a person with Alzheimer’s during natural disasters. Find out what supplies to keep on hand and what to do if you must leave home. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can find more information about safety issues in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.

PDF (614.09 KB) | ePub (225.91 KB) | Kindle (143.18 KB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving

Driving Safety: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips

Know the danger signs for when a person with Alzheimer’s should limit or stop driving and how to discuss the issue sensitively. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about driving in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.

PDF (693.79 KB) | ePub (221.91 KB) | Kindle (142.2 KB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving

Wandering: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips

Learn how to make changes at home to discourage wandering. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about wandering in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.  

PDF (836.63 KB) | ePub (199.25 KB) | Kindle (186.5 KB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving

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