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ALZHEIMER’S AND MEMORY LOSS

FORGETFULNESS: KNOWING WHEN TO ASK FOR HELP FORGETFULNESS: KNOWING WHEN TO ASK FOR HELP

Includes information on age-related changes in memory, other causes of memory loss, keeping your memory sharp, and more serious memory problems.

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LEGAL AND FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE FACT SHEET LEGAL AND FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
FACT SHEET

Tips from the National Institute on Aging.

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DEATH AND DYING

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING

What is Advance Care Planning? Getting started. Making your wishes known. Making it official. Looking toward the future.

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FIVE WISHES: A LIVING WILLFIVE WISHES: A LIVING WILL

An easy-to-complete living will.

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MOURNING THE DEATH OF A SPOUSE MOURNING THE DEATH OF A SPOUSE

What can you do? Do men and women feel the same way? Is there more to do? Taking charge of your life. What about going out?

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DEPRESSION

UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION

Includes treatment basics, your treatment options, helping yourself, a note to family members.

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HEALTHCARE AND HOSPITALIZATION

HEALTHCARE AND HOSPITALIZATIONWHEN YOUR LOVED ONE IS HOSPITALIZED

Have needed legal documents in place. Be prepared to provide information. Be a part of the healthcare team.

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CHOOSING A DOCTORCHOOSING A DOCTOR

Distinguish what kind of doctor is needed and helpful questions to consider.

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Hospital HintsHospital Hints

How to prepare for a hospital stay. Includes safety tips and what to take with you.

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MEDICINES: USE THEM SAFELY MEDICINES: USE THEM SAFELY

What are medicines? At your doctor’s office. Ask your pharmacist.

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HEARING LOSS

HEARING LOSS
HEARING LOSS

How do I know if I have a hearing loss? What should I do? What causes hearing loss? What different types of hearing loss are there?

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MANAGING CARE

Elder AbuseElder Abuse

Defines types of abuse and what can be done to prevent it.

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SO FAR AWAY: 20 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT LONG-DISTANCE CAREGIVINGSO FAR AWAY: 20 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT LONG-DISTANCE CAREGIVING

Problem solving tips for caring for a loved one from afar.

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PROFESSIONAL GERIATRIC CARE MANAGERSPROFESSIONAL GERIATRIC CARE MANAGERS

Here’s what a professional geriatric care manager can do for you.

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ONLINE HEALTH INFORMATION: CAN YOU TRUST IT? ONLINE HEALTH INFORMATION: CAN YOU TRUST IT?

How do I find reliable health information online? What questions should I ask? Places to start.

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PREVENTIVE HEALTH

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: GETTING FIT FOR LIFEEXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: GETTING FIT FOR LIFE

Four ways to be active and other tips to get you moving.

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Fatigue: More Than Being TiredFatigue: More Than Being Tired

Includes tips on how to identify signs of fatigue and how to address chronic tiredness.

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HIGH BLOOD PRESSUREHIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Do you have it and how to control it.

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OLDER ADULTS AND ALCOHOLOLDER ADULTS AND ALCOHOL

How much is too much?

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Taking Care of Your Teeth and MouthTaking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth

Includes dental health basics, how to brush, visiting the dentist and eating right.

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Osteoporosis: The Bone TheifOsteoporosis: The Bone ThIEf

How to recognize and prevent bone loss.

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Smell and Taste: Spice of LifeSmell and Taste: Spice of Life

How to spot changes in the ability to smell and taste.

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MANAGING STRESSMANAGING STRESS

Filled with a variety of practical tips and advice, this brochure is an essential guide for managing stress. Includes stress triggers and symptoms, relaxation techniques, lifestyle changes, stretching exercises, and environment modifications.

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OLDER DRIVERSOLDER DRIVERS

Includes information on trouble seeing, dementia and driving slower, reaction time and reflexes, medications and their affect on driving.

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PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES YOU ENJOYPARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES YOU ENJOY – MORE THAN JUST FUN AND GAMES

Tips from the National Institute On Aging.

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SEXUALITY IN Later LIFESEXUALITY IN LATER LIFE

Guide includes what are normal changes, what causes sexual problems, safe sex and age, and can emotions play a part.

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WALKING FOR BETTER HEALTHWALKING FOR BETTER HEALTH

Guide includes a walking game plan, safety tips, health benefits, and overcoming roadblocks and excuses.

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RETIREMENT PLANNING

SAVING FOR RETIREMENT: WHAT DO YOU KNOW? SAVING FOR RETIREMENT: WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

When you picture your retirement, what do you see? Most people look forward to relaxing and enjoying themselves. But how can you make that picture a reality? This booklet is written for people who are just starting to learn about saving for retirement. What you can do and what the experts say about making a savings plan now.

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SENIOR HOUSING

SENIOR HOUSINGSENIOR HOUSING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

A resource designed to help families facing difficult decisions concerning housing and care for an elderly loved one.

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NURSING HOMES: MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICENURSING HOMES: MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE

What is a nursing home? How do you choose? Do nursing homes have to meet standards? Paying for nursing home care.

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THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME - FOR GROWING OLDTHERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME – FOR GROWING OLD

Tips from the National Institute on Aging.

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