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 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.

PDF (3.3 MB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving

Mourning the Death of a Spouse

Get help for your grief and sorrow after the death of a spouse. Find information on the grieving process and what you can do to help yourself cope.

PDF (101.89 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Grief, Emotional Health, End of Life

Advance Care Planning

Find out how to get your health care wishes and legal documents in place before a crisis. Learn about health care proxies and advance directives, such as a living will, durable power of attorney, and other advance care planning documents. http://www.nia.nih.gov/contact/stay-connected

PDF (307.05 KB)
Keywords: Advance Directives, Legal Planning, End of Life

Legal and Financial Planning for People with Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet

Find information for those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers about healthcare and financial planning, advance directives, and where to go for legal help. Also includes a list of steps to take and other resources for advance planning.

PDF (127.34 KB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Legal Planning, Financial Planning, End of Life

Getting Your Affairs in Order

Get your legal and financial affairs in order before a medical emergency happens. Read about legal documents such as advance directives, find out what other papers to have on hand, and learn why it’s important to let family or friends know where to find these items.

PDF (180.02 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: End of Life, Financial Planning, Legal Planning, Advance Directives

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

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

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

Organ Donation and Transplantation for Older Donors and Recipients—Resources from the U.S. Government

Find how to be an organ donor or receive transplants as an older adult, as well as government & other resources on organ donation and transplantation.


Keywords: Advance Directives, End of Life, Financial Planning, Health Care, Legal Planning, Surgery, Treatment, organ donation

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