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Alzheimer's Disease: 10 Ways to Lower Your Risk
There’s currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, but studies suggest some lifestyle changes may help lower the risk or delay symptoms.
Alzheimer's Disease: Know the Signs
Intended for people worried about Alzheimer’s disease in themselves or a loved one, this title explains early signs and discusses the importance of getting an early diagnosis.
Older Adults and Financial Scams
Seniors can be particularly vulnerable to financial fraud, with more than 50% of scam victims aged 50 or older. They can be targeted by someone they know or a stranger. This tip-filled title identifies types of scams, how to spot risks and red flags and what to do if you suspect illicit activity. Help seniors protect their assets and their sense of security with this informative and supportive title.
Home Safety for Older Adults
Because older adults may find that their vision, balance, memory or strength has diminished with age, it is important to take steps to safeguard the home and surrounding areas in order to reduce the risk of injury. Here’s a concise how-to guide covering a wide range of indoor and outdoor safety precautions and emergency preparedness tips. The checklist format makes this an easy-to-use reference tool to address key safety issues including preventing falls, fire-related injuries and medication mishaps. Ease the concerns of older adults and those who care for them with this handy safety pamphlet.
Improving Balance and Strength: 7 Exercises to Help Prevent
One out of three adults ages 65 or over falls each year. These falls can cause severe injuries and even lead to death. Help older adults reduce the risk of falls and injury with seven simple exercises that improve strength and balance.
Preventing Falls: Making Your Home Safe
This pamphlet provides tips for older adults, family members and caregivers on how to prevent falls. It gives ideas and suggestions on how to avoid falls inside and outside the home--and talks about how the fear of falling can cause a person to limit his or her movement. It also talks about the importance of daily exercise to help maintain balance.
The sensible suggestions contained in this pamphlet make tracking multiple medications much easier--for you or for someone you’re caring for. The pamphlet offers ideas for organizing and storing medicines, monitoring interactions and side effects, and using a calendar or other reminder system to take medicines. It also stresses the importance of tracking all medications including vitamins and herbal supplements.
Organizing Medications: A Fill-In Chart
Help avoid medicine mix-ups with this simple tracking chart--an exceptionally easy tool to help track prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements and vitamins. This chart is perfect for anyone taking more than one medicine--or for their family members and/or caregivers. It’s also handy to bring along on doctors’ visits.
Dealing with Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is a common problem among older adults, but it can be a sensitive issue. This pamphlet encourages older adults to seek a solution. It addresses the causes and signs of hearing loss and offers tips on how to find the right hearing aid. It also offers advice to caregivers and family members who are concerned about a loved one with hearing loss.
Seniors and Driving: Helping a Loved One Stay Safe
This pamphlet provides tips on how to talk with a senior about driving and making the decision to stop driving. Written for family members and caregivers of older adults, this pamphlet can be used to help identify when an older adult should no longer be driving. It includes suggestions for alternative transportation.
Maximizing Memory: Exercise Your Brain
Most of us experience some normal age-related memory loss as we age. But we can take steps to delay or perhaps even prevent some of the serious memory loss and confusion that can happen as people grow older. This pamphlet offers great ideas for adults on how to stay sharp and engaged through exercise, diet and mental stimulation.
50 Things You Should Know About Alzheimer's Disease
What is Alzheimer's disease? Who gets it? What are the symptoms? This pamphlet provides the answers to these questions and many more. This is a great easy-to-read pamphlet for friends, family and caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease.
Helping an Older Adult Stay Independent
Many older adults want to continue living at home for as long as possible. This pamphlet provides tips for family members and other caregivers on setting up support that will help the person remain independent for as long as possible. It includes suggestions for adapting lifestyles, modifying the home, and bringing in help.
When Your Loved One Can No Longer Live Independently
Family members and caregivers are often the first to realize that the person they are caring for is no longer able to live alone. This pamphlet offers tips for broaching the issue with a loved one, what the various housing options are, how to make a positive move, and much more. It offers support for caregivers on a challenging issue.
Dealing with Depression
Depression is a serious illness, and getting help for depression can be critical. This pamphlet helps people understand what depression is and how to get the help they need to start feeling better. It offers specific ways to overcome depression as well as encouragement to reach out and seek help.
Moving Through Grief and Loss
All of us experience grief at some point in our lives. This pamphlet helps people understand that grieving is normal after a significant life change or loss. It lists the stages of grief and offers practical suggestions for coping with feelings and getting through grief and loss.
When You Feel Lonely
Studies have shown that people who are lonely may be at a higher risk for illness. But when you are lonely, how do you reach out? The simple steps in this pamphlet can give people the tools they need to reach out and find friends and community.
Asking for Help
Everyone needs help at times--especially during times of illness or crisis. But asking for help can be tough for many people. This pamphlet offers simple steps to encourage people to overcome their resistance and ask for the help they need.
Relief from Stress
This pamphlet acknowledges that stress is a normal part of life--and that some stress can even be a good thing. But when stress takes over, it's time to take action. This pamphlet includes key tips for stress management, sensible advice for easing stress, and techniques for relaxation.
Building Your Self-Esteem
Healthy self-esteem can empower people to take better care of their physical and mental health. This pamphlet emphasizes that positive self-esteem is a goal that can be achieved--and provides steps that people can take to start working toward better self-esteem today.
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