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Caregiving

  • Helping Family and Friends Understand Alzheimer's Disease: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
    Get tips to help children and grandchildren understand Alzheimer’s disease plus ideas for spending time together. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about helping family and friends understand Alzheimer's in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.  
  • Helping Kids Understand Alzheimer's Disease: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
    Get tips to help children and grandchildren understand Alzheimer’s disease plus ideas for spending time together. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about helping kids understand Alzheimer's in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.
  • Holidays Hints: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
    Learn how to balance busy holiday activities with everyday care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about enjoying the holidays in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Long-Distance Caregiving—A Family Affair
    Discover how teamwork can help you be a long-distance caregiver for an aging family member, including tips on splitting caregiving responsibilities.
  • Long-Distance Caregiving—Getting Started
    Find tips to be a long-distance caregiver, including how to get started, stay connected, find local resources, and more.
  • Managing Personality and Behavior Changes: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
    Get tips for coping with personality and behavior changes, such as pacing or feeling sad, that are common in people with Alzheimer’s disease. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about personality and behavior changes in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.
  • 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.

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