|Help for Hispanic Families Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s
Holidays are a time to share with family and friends. But when a family member
has Alzheimer’s disease (AD), holidays can be especially stressful. Providing
care at home for a memory-impaired person can be overwhelming. By educating themselves,
however, families can learn to develop creative solutions to adapt to the physical
and mental changes caused by the disease.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) offers a free resource guide in Spanish
with information about caring for a person with Alzheimer’s. It includes tips
on how to help the person with AD celebrate holidays, perform everyday activities,
and remain safely in the home, as well as other information useful to caregivers.
To order a free copy of Guia para Quienes Cuidan Personas con la Enfermedad
de Alzheimer, call 1-800-438-4380. The NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Education
and Referral Center is open weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern
time. A Spanish-speaking information specialist is available to respond to calls.
You also can order this and other Spanish publications on Alzheimer’s disease
on the NIA website at www.niapublications.org/adear/.
The NIA, part of the National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, leads the Federal effort supporting and conducting
research on aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and the special needs of older people.
The Institute is committed to making health information available to older Hispanic
Americans and their families.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's Medical Research
Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of
the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary Federal
agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical
research, and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common
and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit http://www.nih.gov.