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  • Alzheimer's Disease: View streaming video of the HBO program on Alzheimer's disease
  • Social Security: Read a Summary of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Annual Report

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Ethnicity in Later-life

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Social Security

Talking to Your Doctor

A medical visit is your chance to talk with your doctor. This conversation can be one of the most important steps for getting good health care. The National Institute of Aging’s Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People, can help. The book is back in print and updated with the latest information.

Using colorful illustrations and a conversational tone, this 44-page publication offers useful tips on choosing a doctor, getting the most out of your medical visit, and suggestions for talking about sensitive issues. It also contains worksheets to help you prepare for a medical appointment and resources for more information.

Available FREE:

  • Read online, download, or order print copies: Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People
  • Call toll-free: 1-800-222-2225
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