Items of Interest
- View streaming video of the HBO program on Alzheimer’s disease at the following link, http://www.hbo.com/alzheimers/
Ethnicity in Later-life
- Read and learn more about ethnicity and aging at the following link, http://www.ethnicelderscare.net/
- Read about the concerns for international and national health care at The Journal – AARP International at the following link, http://journal.aarpinternational.org/.
- Read about training more physicians to serve older adults at the following link, http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/health/29geri.html?_r=1&ref=health
- Learn about the American Psychological Association’s “Aging and Sexuality Resources Guide” at the following link, http://www.apa.org/pi/aging/resources/guides/sexuality.aspx
- Read about why Social Security isn’t going broke at the following link, http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-social-security-isnt-going-broke
- Read a Summary of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Annual Report at the following link, http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TRSUM/index.html
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.
- Read online, download, or order print copies: Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People
- Call toll-free: 1-800-222-2225
Alcohol Use and Health
- Read about the effects alcohol can have on health and lifestyle as you age at the following link: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/alcoholuse/toc.html.
Health and Wellness
- Read about health and wellness information for older adults at the following web-site: www.nihseniorhealth.gov.
- Health and Wellness: Obtain a free exercise guide for older adults is available. Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging. This easy-to-follow guide has tips to motivate people 50 years of age and older. The book is based on scientific research, and explains the benefits of exercise and physical activity for all older adults.
- What are frontotemporal disorders? They are rare brain diseases that strike middle-aged adults, causing devastating changes in behavior, personality, emotions, language, and movement. A new booklet from the National Institute on Aging sheds light on these little-known disorders. Down load the booklet at the following link: Frontotemporal Disorders: Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers