Looking for programming for seniors?
Check out the new Talking With Your Doctor Presentation Toolkit from the National Institute on Aging at NIH. It’s an easy-to-use speaker’s guide—no prior knowledge or special training on the topic required. What’s more, the resource is completely free.
The toolkit centers around a 45-minute presentation (with speaker script) that features tips to help older adults make the most of their medical appointments, including how to:
- Get ready for a doctor’s visit
- Effectively talk with a clinician about health concerns
- Make collaborative decisions about treatment
- Remember what was discussed following the appointment
It also has handouts that elaborate on points made in the discussion and a checklist of items to consider when preparing for the presentation.