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Home Safety: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips

Get tips to make a home safer for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Lock up poison and medicine and take steps to prevent falling.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving, Dementia, Safety, Personal Safety

Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet

Get the facts about Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia in older adults. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and caregiving. .

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Research, Clinical Trials

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: What Do We Know?

Learn what research shows about Alzheimer’s risk factors and prevention strategies, including exercise, diet, and cognitive training.

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Keywords:Alzheimer’s Disease, Prevention, Risk, Exercise, Diet, Chronic Condition, Cognitive Decline, Research

Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet

Get the facts about Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia in older adults. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and caregiving. .

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Research, Clinical Trials

Home Safety for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Get home safety tips that help a person with Alzheimer’s disease age in place. Learn what to do about driving, emergencies, and more.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Safety, Caregiving

Caring for Yourself: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s? Learn how to get help from family, friends, and others. Care for your own physical, mental, and spiritual health.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving, Dementia, Mental Health

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.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving

Sundowning: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips

Get tips for coping with sundowning—restlessness or agitation in the late afternoon and early evening in a person with Alzheimer’s.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving

Coping with Agitation and Aggression: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips

Understand the possible causes of Alzheimer’s-related agitation and aggression, and learn how to respond to troubling behavior.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving

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.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving

Exercise and Physical Activity: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips

Get tips for starting a simple, safe exercise program at home.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving, Exercise

Changes in Communications Skills: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips

Get tips on how to improve verbal and nonverbal communication with a person with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving

Wandering: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips

Learn how to make changes at home to discourage wandering.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving

Bathing: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips

Learn safety tips and get advice for helping someone with Alzheimer’s disease take a bath or shower.

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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.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving

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.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving

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.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving

Healthy Eating: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips

Healthy foods like fruit and vegetables can help people with Alzheimer’s dementia. Get tips to maintain health and weight and keep a cooking routine.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving, Nutrition, Healthy Eating, Dementia

Going to the Hospital: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips

Going to the hospital can be stressful for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Know what to expect and what to do in the ER and upon admission.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving, Dementia, Hospitalization

Daily Activities: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips

People with Alzheimer’s dementia can stay active. Support them in activities that involve food, music, exercise, dance, gardening, and even cleaning.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving, Social Activities and Engagement, Dementia

Going Out: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips

Get tips to help a person with Alzheimer’s dementia be active. Learn about planning trips to restaurants or to a mall, art museum, park, or theater.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving, Social Activities and Engagement, Dementia

Grooming and Dressing: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips

Read tips to help someone with Alzheimer’s dementia with grooming, dressing, health, and care of nails and teeth—at home or at a barber or hair salon.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving, Dementia

Managing Medicines: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips

Get tips to help people with Alzheimer’s take medicine safely. A pillbox and other reminders can reduce confusion. A doctor or pharmacist can help.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Caregiving, Medications, Medication, Dementia, Safety

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need to Know

Learn about Alzheimer’s, a brain disease that causes memory loss and other symptoms. Find out when to see the doctor and what treatments are available.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Signs and Symptoms, Treatment, Clinical Studies, Clinical Trials

Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals

Learn about Lewy body dementia (Lewy body disease), a brain disorder that affects older adults and causes changes in thinking and movement.

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Keywords: Lewy body dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia, Caregiving, Training Materials for Professionals

The Dementias: Hope Through Research

This NIH guide is an overview of research on Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia, mixed dementia, CTE, frontotemporal disorders, Lewy body dementia, and more.

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Keywords: Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Frontotemporal Disorders, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Lewy body dementia, Vascular Dementia, Mixed Dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Head Injury, Risk Factors, Diagnosis, Treatment, Research, Corticobasal Degeneration

Understanding Memory Loss: What To Do When You Have Trouble Remembering

What’s the difference between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory problems? Find out about memory problems, including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and how to get help for serious memory loss.

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Keywords: Memory, Cognitive Decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Vascular Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness: Knowing When to Ask for Help

Learn the difference between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory loss diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, and try these memory improvement tips.

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Keywords: Forgetfulness, Memory, Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Cognitive Decline

Talking with Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Learn how to talk with your doctor and make the most of your appointment. Get tips on choosing a doctor.

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Keywords: Doctor-Patient Communication

Frontotemporal Disorders: Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers

Get an overview of frontotemporal dementia, primary progressive aphasia, and related movement disorders. Learn about their symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and care.

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Keywords: Frontotemporal Disorders, Dementia, Movement Disorders, Training Materials for Professionals

Long-Distance Caregiving: Twenty Questions and Answers

Learn about caring for family and friends who live far from home. Questions about safety, health issues, and moving are answered in this NIA guide.

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Keywords: Caregiving, Home Care, Long-Term Care

Legal and Financial Planning for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Find out when and how to start making legal and financial plans for someone with Alzheimer’s. Advance directive, will, and other terms are defined.

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Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease, Legal Planning, Financial Planning, Advance Directives