National Institute on Aging Tips and You

Alzh-Symptonys-1Everyone knows that the United States government has literally hundreds, if not thousands, of different departments, and we all know that sometimes there is a certain amount redundancy built in. However, even the federal government gets it right sometimes.

One of those times is now, and one of those departments is the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

The people of NIA have taken the subject of Alzheimer’s and the role of the caregiver and made it one of their highest priorities.

The NIA is also the agency that, along with the Health and Human Service Department (HHS), came up with the New National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. That plan was announced May 15, 2012.

The Alzheimer’s Research Association eventually became a partner with the NIA in the promotion of its “Go4Life” fitness program, a program specifically for seniors.

Below are links to some tip sheets for the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients that the NIA   has written that we believe you will find useful.

All these Tip Sheets are in a PDF format; click on the link and it will take you to the one that you are most interested in.

We would like to thank the NIA for allowing the Alzheimer’s Research Association to bring you these valuable Tip Sheets.

Tip Sheets and Resource Lists From the NIA

Behaviors

Coping with Agitation and Aggression
Rummaging and Hiding Things
Hallucinations, Delusions, and Paranoia
Managing Personality and Behavior Changes
Managing Alzheimer’s Disease Communication and Behavior Problems: A Resource List

Everyday Care

Daily Activities
Exercise and Physical Activity
Healthy Eating
Managing Medicines
Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving: A Resource List

Communication

Changes in Communication Skills
Managing Alzheimer’s Disease Communication and Behavior Problems: A Resource List

Relationships

Helping Family and Friends Understand Alzheimer’s Disease
Helping Kids Understand Alzheimer’s Disease
Changes in Intimacy and Sexuality
Intimacy, Sexuality, and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Resource List
Alzheimer’s Disease Information for Children and Teens: A Resource List

Safety

Alzheimer’s Disease and Driving Safety
Wandering
Alzheimer’s Disease and Disaster Preparedness

Caregiver Health

Caring for Yourself
Coping with Emotions and Stress in Alzheimer’s Caregiving: A Resource List

Legal and Financial Issues

Legal and Financial Issues for People with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Resource List

Middle- and Late-Stage Care

Choosing Services and Long-Term Care for People with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Resource List