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