Posted February 9, 2009

A new and updated 18 page booklet by Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center of the National Institute on Aging provides tips on easing the stress of hospitalization for those with and those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's and other dementia.  It also has ideas and checklists that help you prepare for a hospital trip and the anxiety and agitation that goes with it.

To download or order free copies of "Hospitalization Happens: A Guide to Hospital Visits for Individuals with Memory Loss," visit www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/Publications/happens.htm or call the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center toll-free at 800-438-4380

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