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MOW Diablo Region Resources

Heat Illness Awareness: Surviving Extreme HeatThose at greatest risk for heat-related illness include infants and children up to 4 years of age, people 65 years of age or older, people who are overweight, and people who are ill or on certain medications. This short informational guide covers information about heat illness, and how to stay safe in extreme heat.


National Institute on Aging Resources

The Caregiver's Handbook: This guide is for anyone who provides care for family members or friends who need help with daily living. It focuses on the needs of older adults who require care because of a serious health condition or disability, but it could also apply to other situations in which caregiving is needed.

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's DiseaseGet Alzheimer's caregiving information and advice in this comprehensive, easy-to-read guide. Learn caregiving tips, safety information, common medical problems, and how to care for yourself.

Older Adults and Depression: Depression is a common mood disorder and is not a normal part of aging. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of depression in this easy-to-read booklet. 

Talking with Your DoctorLearn how to talk with your doctor and make the most of your appointment.

Understanding Loneliness and Social Isolation: Learn about risk factors for social isolation and loneliness among older adults. Explore tips to help you stay connected.


National Institute on Aging Resources (Spanish)

Cómo cuidar a una persona con la enfermedad de Alzheimer: Una guía fácil de usarObtenga información y consejos sobre cuidar a una persona con Alzheimer en esta guía completa y fácil de leer. Aprenda consejos sobre el cuidado, información de seguridad, problemas médicos comunes y cómo cuidarse a sí mismo.

Las personas mayores y la depresión: La depresión es un trastorno frecuente del estado de ánimo pero no es parte normal del envejecimiento. Obtenga más información sobre los síntomas, las causas y el tratamiento de la depresión en este folleto de lectura fácil.