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Senior Caregiver Resources

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General Caregiving Guides

Medicines & You

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19-page booklet about the use and effects of medicines as you grow older.
(Source: http://fda.gov)

Let's Talk

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This guide provides tips for starting the conversation about health, legal, financial and end-of-life issues with a loved one
(Source: http://www.eldercare.gov/)

Talking With Your Doctor

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How well you and your doctor talk to each other is one of the most important parts of getting good health care. But, talking to your doctor isn’t always easy.
(Source: https://www.nia.nih.gov)

Long Distance Caregiving

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So Far Away: Twenty Questions and Answers About Long-Distance Caregiving
(Source: https://www.nia.nih.gov)

Caregiver Resources for Alzheimer's Care

Understanding Alzheimer's

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Booklet that describes what happens when someone has Alzheimer’s disease and how it differs from normal aging.
(Source: https://www.nia.nih.gov)

Caring for Alzheimer's

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This guide is for people who care for family members or others with Alzheimer's disease (AD) at home.
(Source: https://www.nia.nih.gov)

Alzheimer's Home Safety

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This booklet identifies potential problems and possible solutions to improve home safety for those who provide in-home care for people with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders. 
(Source: https://www.nia.nih.gov)

Helping Friends & Family

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Get tips to help children and grandchildren understand Alzheimer’s disease plus ideas for spending time together.
(Source: https://www.nia.nih.gov)

Helpful Tools for Caregivers

Medical History Form

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A sample chart to help you document your loved one's medical history.
(Source: http://www.caregiverslibrary.org/)

Daily Care Planning Form

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Worksheet to help caregivers create a daily plan of activities to help keep the care recipient safe and enriched.
(Source: http://togetherinthis.com/)

Medicine Record Form

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This record will help you keep track of your loved one's medicines and dietary supplements.
(Source: http://fda.gov)

Medical Action Plan Form

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Form for creating an action plan that anyone can follow if the care recipient’s health declines for any reason.
(Source: http://togetherinthis.com)