Heath and Aging

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Making Your Website Senior Friendly

Learn ways to design and organize websites, and write online content for older adults. Learn how to make your website easy to find and to use.

PDF (139.59 KB)
Keywords: Health Information

Making Your Printed Health Materials Senior Friendly

Learn about types of font to use and other suggestions to make your print materials easy to read for older adults. Get tips on how to write and design for an older audience.

PDF (392.01 KB)
Keywords: Health Information

Choosing A Doctor

Looking for a new doctor? Read about types of primary care physicians and choosing the best doctor for you. Get tips for your first appointment and a list of questions to ask about insurance, accessibility, and more.

PDF (138.17 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Health Care, Physicians, Medicare, Doctor-Patient Communication

Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

This 44-page booklet is full of ideas and tips for good communication with your doctor. The illustrations and conversational tone help to explain how to prepare for a medical appointment, discuss sensitive topics, and coordinate help from family and friends.

PDF (3.02 MB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Doctor-Patient Communication

Talking With Your Doctor Presentation Toolkit

Help older adults make the most of their medical appointments with the Talking With Your Doctor Presentation Toolkit (based on NIA’s popular booklet Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People). It’s easy to use—you do not need any special expertise or training. The presentation features tips for how to:

Zip (10.46 MB)
Keywords: Doctor-Patient Communication

Medicines: Use Them Safely

Find basic information about taking medicines, including what to discuss with your doctor and pharmacist. Get tips for shopping for your prescription online and reminders about over-the-counter drugs.

PDF (124.18 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Medicines, Safety

Online Health Information: Can You Trust It?

Learn ways to identify websites and online health information you can trust.

PDF (136.12 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Internet, Web, Health Information

Understanding Risk: What Do Those Headlines Really Mean?

Find out what risk means when it's part of a news report about your health.  Learn how to understand research results that might be important to you and your health.

PDF (435.84 KB)
Keywords: Research, Risk, Clinical Trials, Health Information

What's Your Aging IQ?

This 24-page booklet invites readers to check out how much they know about aging. A series of engaging mini-stories is accompanied by test questions. Fill in the answer sheet or take the quiz online. What you discover may surprise you!

PDF (1.39 MB)
Keywords: Well-Being, Healthy Aging

Hospital Hints

Get tips for a hospital stay, including what to bring and what to leave at home, what to expect during admission, patient rights, and different types of hospital staff. Also includes safety tips, questions to ask, and steps to take after you leave the hospital.

PDF (494.5 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Hospitalization, Health Care, Physicians

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