- The National Alzheimer’s Association has several helpful free guides to coping with Alzheimer’s disease, ranging from the basics to caregiving to safety, treatments and “Know the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s. https://www.alz.org/media/Documents/10-signs-checklist.pdf
- The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America provides a wide range of publications about Alzheimer’s, as well as a free hot line (866-232-8484) for caregivers, staffed by social workers. http://www.alzfdn.org
The National Center on Elder Abuse (www.ncea.aoa.gov) offers a variety of helpful resources to educate the public and assist victims of elder abuse, including links to local hotlines and prevention programs.
The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (www.cpsc.gov) has put together a free booklet on “Safety For Older Consumers – Home Safety Checklist.” That covers all the essentials needed to prevent falls and accidents in and around the home.
Fraud & Identity Theft
Learn from FBI.
At their senior citizen fraud page, you’ll find a comprehensive list of the most common frauds and scams, from telemarketing fraud, identity theft, advance fee schemes, investment scams, internet fraud, reverse mortgage fraud, even counterfeit prescription drugs, and how to protect yourself or your loved ones. http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/seniors.