Talking With Your Older Patient: A Clinician's Handbook

Publications At-A-Glance

The National Institute on Aging offers free publications you might use when talking with your older patients. You can order single or multiple copies from:

National Institute on Aging Information Center
P.O. Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-9057
1-800-222-2225 (toll-free)
1-800-222-4225 (TTY/toll-free)

NIA has free AgePage fact sheets on a variety of topics. Here is a selection of what's available. The asterisk (*) indicates those also available in Spanish.

  • Arthritis Advice*
  • Cancer Facts For People Over 50*
  • Diabetes In Older People--A Disease You Can Manage*
  • Hearing Loss*
  • High Blood Pressure*
  • Osteoporosis: The Bone Thief*
  • Prostate Problems*
  • Shingles*
  • Stroke*
  • Crime And Older People*
  • Falls And Fractures*
  • Medicines: Use Them Safely*
  • Older Drivers*
  • Online Health Information: Can You Trust It?
  • A Good Night's Sleep*
  • Aging And Your Eyes*
  • Concerned About Constipation?*
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Exercise and Physical Activity: Getting Fit for Life*
  • Flu—Get the Shot*
  • Foot Care*
  • Healthy Eating After 50*
  • Hyperthermia: Too Hot for Your Health*
  • Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard*
  • Shots for Safety*
  • Skin Care And Aging*
  • Smoking: It's Never Too Late to Stop*
  • Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth*
Sensitive Subjects
  • Alcohol Use In Older People*
  • Beware Of Health Scams*
  • Considering Surgery*
  • Depression*
  • Forgetfulness: Knowing When To Ask For Help*
  • Getting Your Affairs in Order
  • HIV, AIDS, and Older People*
  • Mourning the Death of a Spouse
  • Nursing Homes: Making The Right Choice*
  • Sexuality In Later Life*
  • Urinary Incontinence*

In-depth publications are also available. Examples are listed below.

  • End of Life: Helping With Comfort and Care
  • Exercise and Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging*
  • So Far Away: Twenty Questions and Answers About Long-Distance Caregiving
  • Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People*
  • There's No Place Like Home—for Growing Old: Tips from the National Institute on Aging

NIA's ADEAR Center has a wide variety of free publications for people with cognitive problems, their families, and caregivers, such as Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Guide: Tips for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's Disease. To order, contact:

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
P.O. Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
1-800-438-4380 (toll-free)

Fecha de publicación: Octubre 2008
Última actualización: Enero 22, 2015