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Assessing Cognitive Impairment in Older Patients: A Quick Guide for Primary Care Physicians

Get practical information and tips for assessing patients with memory loss or other signs of cognitive impairment with brief, easy-to-use tools.

PDF (218.76 KB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Diagnosis, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Training Materials for Professionals

Talking With Your Doctor Presentation Toolkit

Help older adults make the most of their doctor’s appointments and communicate effectively with clinicians using this easy-to-use presentation.

Zip (10.6 MB)
Keywords: Doctor-Patient Communication, Training Materials for Professionals

Choosing A Doctor

Want to choose a new doctor? Learn about types of medical doctors, read questions to ask friends or family, and get advice for the first appointment.

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

Making Your Printed Health Materials Senior Friendly

Reading and interpreting information can get harder as we get older. Use these writing and design tips to create health materials for older adults.

PDF (384.91 KB)
Keywords: Health Information

Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Get tips for communicating well with doctors. Learn how to prepare for a medical appointment, discuss sensitive topics, and coordinate help from others.

PDF (745.37 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Doctor-Patient Communication

Online Health Information: Can You Trust It?

Get tips for finding reliable medical and health facts on the Web, from places like NIH. Learn what to ask about online healthcare or medicine info.

PDF (122.43 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Internet, Web, Health Information

Medicines: Use Them Safely

Learn how to take prescription and over-the-counter medications safely. Get tips on what to ask your doctor or pharmacist and buying medicine online.

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

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

Clinical Trials and Older People

Do you want to be a clinical trials research volunteer? Read about the benefits and risk, and words like placebo, informed consent, and control group.

PDF (364.71 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Clinical Trials

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