Older Drivers Topic Now Available on NIHSeniorHealth.gov
Site offers information on age-related health changes, safety tips and driving adjustments
NIHSeniorHealth has just released a new topic for older drivers and families seeking information on an often sensitive subject: Is it still safe to drive? The new “Older Drivers” topic, available at http://nihseniorhealth.gov/olderdrivers/howagingaffectsdriving/01.html, gives older adults and their loved ones information to help them address that question and others related todriving in later life.
Key points include:
“Older Drivers” was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
For more health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health, go to www.nihseniorhealth.gov. NIHSeniorHealth is a senior-friendly website from the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine, both part of the National Institutes of Health.
Archive | August, 2012
AWARE IN CARE KIT
From the National Parkinson Foundation…. Aware In Care Kit. You can order your free kit by calling their national toll-free Helpline at 1-800-474-4636. There is almost a total lack of understanding on the part of hospital, rehab, and nursing home staff of the disease itself, the medications used to treat it, and the importance of timing when administering medication. This kit can make a future hospital stay a success rather than the disaster that many people with PD have endured.
The National Institute of Aging has a new fact sheet with resources to assist children, of various ages, learn abut Alzheimer’s Disease.
Every day can bring a new change or challenge for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Now, practical information and advice is at hand with a new series of Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips from the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, a service of the National Institute on Aging at NIH.
Based on the NIA publication Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease, the tip sheets offer brief, reliable, easy-to-understand information on a range of issues. They can help caregivers of people at any stage of the disease—mild, moderate, or severe.
- managing personality and behavior changes
- coping with agitation and aggression
- daily activities
- managing medicines
- helping family and friends understand Alzheimer’s and many more.
Read, download, or print the tip sheets at www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/topics/caregiving
(Available online only)
Provides tips to help people with cognitive disabilities prepare for emergencies that may happen in their community. Communicating with those around you, having a radio nearby and an emergency preparedness kit can help you during an evacuation. This information is also in Spanish, and can be downloaded as a PDF document and in MP3 audio format.
Visit Disability.gov for more resources that can help you prepare for, or recover from, an emergency or disaster.
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Dutton & Casey staff will be participating in the “Annual Taking Pride in Wellness: A Healthy Aging Fair”
Date: Friday, September 7, 2012
Location: Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60613
Medicare is the primary health insurance for people over age 65 and those who have a disability. However, it can be confusing to understand.
Medicare has pubished a list of terms and definations that is very helpful.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class
Thursdays, October 4 through November 8, 2012
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Rush University Medical Center, Tower Resource Center
1620 W. Harrison Street, Suite 04527, Chicago
This six-week education program is exclusively for family and friends caring for older adults with long-term conditions. Each weekly class provides family caregivers with the skills and confidence to better care for themselves while caring for others. Many caregivers have raved about the class, including those caring for a spouse or partner as well as adult family members and friends caring for an elder. Class members will receive The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class.
Participating caregivers report they:
- · Are better at caring for themselves
- · Have fewer feelings of anger, guilt and depression
- · Have increased confidence and ability to cope with the demands of caregiving
- · Take more advantage of community services
Skills learned build upon each other from week to week , plan to attend all six sessions.
Rush Generations member: $30 (parking validated and scholarships available)
Non-member: $50 (parking not validated)
Please call 1-312-563-2703 for more information or to register.