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Medicare Basics
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NIH Senior Health - Very useful, easy-to-read site covering all the typical questions about Medicare. NIH Senior Health - Very useful, easy-to-read site covering all the typical questions about Medicare. Show less
Advance Directives: Your Critical Action Plans
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AARP - Basic definitions of what advance directives, living wills, and health care power of attorney documents are, how to obtain them and how to store them. AARP - Basic definitions of what advance directives, living wills, and health care power of attorney documents are, how to obtain them and how to store them. Show less
Ethical and Legal Issues
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Aging in the Know - Useful information about informed consent, advance directives, surrogate decision makers, living wills, and the importance of communication. Aging in the Know - Useful information about informed consent, advance directives, surrogate decision makers, living wills, and the importance of communication. Show less
Getting Your Affairs in Order
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National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Suggestions on how to organize legal documents, and personal and financial records, in advance of events that require a caregiver to take over. National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Suggestions on how to organize legal documents, and personal and financial records, in advance of events that require a caregiver to take over. Show less
Legal and financial planning for the AD patient: How the health care team can help
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Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center. National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Suggestions for advance planning for newly diagnosed AD patients and their caregivers. Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center. National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Suggestions for advance planning for newly diagnosed AD patients and their caregivers. Show less
Rights for Caregivers
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American Heart Association - Brief but excellent list on caregiver rights and needs. Part of a larger site devoted to Caregivers with many helpful suggest...Show more American Heart Association - Brief but excellent list on caregiver rights and needs. Part of a larger site devoted to Caregivers with many helpful suggestions on how to take care of oneself and specific guidance on communicating with family, friends, healthcare professionals and more. Show less
The Care Dividend
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AARP - Thoughtful discussion caregiving and stages of life. AARP - Thoughtful discussion caregiving and stages of life. Show less
Caring for Yourself
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National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for caregivers, including physical, emotional and spiritual issues. National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for caregivers, including physical, emotional and spiritual issues. Show less
Coping with Burnout
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ALS Association - Good discussion of causes and symptoms of burnout; with some suggested solutions. ALS Association - Good discussion of causes and symptoms of burnout; with some suggested solutions. Show less
Getting Help with Caregiving
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National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - List of general and specific resources (such as home health care, meal services, adult day care, respite services), what they do, what to know about their cost, and how to find them. National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - List of general and specific resources (such as home health care, meal services, adult day care, respite services), what they do, what to know about their cost, and how to find them. Show less
Resources For You: Consumers
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Useful articles and resources, including medicine safety, how to report a bad reaction to a medicine, and how to protect yourself from health fraud. U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Useful articles and resources, including medicine safety, how to report a bad reaction to a medicine, and how to protect yourself from health fraud. Show less
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center
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P.O. Box 8250 Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250 - 1-800-438-4380 (toll free) - Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-5:00 pm Eastern Time - e-mail: adear@nia.nih.gov Provides information, publications, news, resources, and research on Alzheimer's topics. P.O. Box 8250 Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250 - 1-800-438-4380 (toll free) - Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-5:00 pm Eastern Time - e-mail: adear@nia.nih.gov Provides information, publications, news, resources, and research on Alzheimer's topics. Show less
Alzheimer’s Association
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225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17 - Chicago, IL 60601-7633 - 1-800-272-3900 (toll free) - 1-866-403-3073 (TDD/toll-free) - National voluntary health or...Show more 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17 - Chicago, IL 60601-7633 - 1-800-272-3900 (toll free) - 1-866-403-3073 (TDD/toll-free) - National voluntary health organization, with local chapters, dedicated to Alzheimer's care, support and research. Provides services to those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias as well as engage in public advocacy and research support. Show less
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
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322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor - New York, NY 10001 - 1-866-232-8484 (toll-free) 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor - New York, NY 10001 - 1-866-232-8484 (toll-free) Show less
Ageless Design
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3197 Trout Place Road Cumming, GA 30041 1-800-752-3238. Online store with products for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. 3197 Trout Place Road Cumming, GA 30041 1-800-752-3238. Online store with products for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Show less
American Red Cross
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2025 E Street - NW Washington, DC 20006 - 1-703-206-6000. Health information and services, programs for older people, instructions for family caregiving and nurse assistants. 2025 E Street - NW Washington, DC 20006 - 1-703-206-6000. Health information and services, programs for older people, instructions for family caregiving and nurse assistants. Show less
Children of Aging Parents
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P.O. Box 167, Richboro, PA 18954, 1-800-227-7294 (toll-free). Provides information, referrals, support and advocacy for family caregivers of the elderly or chronically ill. P.O. Box 167, Richboro, PA 18954, 1-800-227-7294 (toll-free). Provides information, referrals, support and advocacy for family caregivers of the elderly or chronically ill. Show less
Eldercare Locator
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1-800-677-1166 (toll-free). Help finding local support and resources for older adults and their families. 1-800-677-1166 (toll-free). Help finding local support and resources for older adults and their families. Show less
Family Caregiver Alliance
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180 Montgomery Street, Suite 1100 - San Francisco, CA 94104 - 1-800-445-8106 (toll-free). Support services and information for people who care for family members. 180 Montgomery Street, Suite 1100 - San Francisco, CA 94104 - 1-800-445-8106 (toll-free). Support services and information for people who care for family members. Show less
National Family Caregivers Association
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10400 Connecticut Ave., Suite 500 - Kensington, MD 200895-3944 - 1-800-8966-3650 (toll-free). Education, and advocacy for people who care for family members. 10400 Connecticut Ave., Suite 500 - Kensington, MD 200895-3944 - 1-800-8966-3650 (toll-free). Education, and advocacy for people who care for family members. Show less
Well Spouse Association
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63 West Main Street, Suite H - Freehold, NJ 07728 - 1-800-838-0879 (toll-free). Support for spouses and partners of the chronically ill or disabled. 63 West Main Street, Suite H - Freehold, NJ 07728 - 1-800-838-0879 (toll-free). Support for spouses and partners of the chronically ill or disabled. Show less
Ten Things Every Senior Should Know
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SeniorNet and Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment. SeniorNet and Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment. Show less
Online Health Information: Can You Trust It?
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National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information. National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information. Show less
MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
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Medline Plus - Excellent guidelines for evaluating web resources for the consumer. Medline Plus - Excellent guidelines for evaluating web resources for the consumer. Show less
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