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Infographic: 5 Tips to Help You Stay Motivated to Exercise

Being physically active is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your health and independence as you age. Physical activity can help boost your health and improve your mood. However, even if you know the benefits of physical activity, it’s not always easy to stay motivated to exercise. Keep these tipsContinue reading “Infographic: 5 Tips to Help You Stay Motivated to Exercise”

Studying Climate Change’s Impact on Older Adults

Emerald Nguyen, Social and Behavioral Science Administrator, Division of Behavioral and Social Research As our nation observes Earth Day this week, NIA recognizes that far too many people continue to struggle due to climate change and related weather conditions. Now more than ever, it’s crucial to better understand the science of changing climates and theirContinue reading “Studying Climate Change’s Impact on Older Adults”

UGEC Fireside Chat Presentation Today at 11am, CST: Working with Older Adults and Their Caregivers

Presented by the Utah Geriatric Education Consortium (UGEC), this session will focus on assessment techniques, skills and tips when working with older adults and their caregivers. Join today at 11:00 AM, CST. Click here for the Zoom meeting link.

How to Prepare for a Telehealth Appointment: Tips for Older Adults

Telehealth is a service that uses video calling and other technologies to help you see your doctor or other health care provider from home instead of at a medical facility. It can often be easier, faster, and less expensive than waiting for and traveling to an in-person appointment. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, it mayContinue reading “How to Prepare for a Telehealth Appointment: Tips for Older Adults”

Communicating with Older Patients—Info for Professionals

Given the COVID-19 outbreak, many medical practices are communicating with patients in different ways, like telehealth. This makes good communication even more important between health care teams and older patients. There are many ways that professionals can improve their communication skills, including: Using the patient’s preferred form of address to show respect. Establishing a rapportContinue reading “Communicating with Older Patients—Info for Professionals”

COVID-19 and Older People: Video Message from CDC

Older adults or people with severe chronic medical conditions should prepare in advance for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. Watch this video from the CDC’s Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases, Dr. Jay C. Butler, to learn more about COVID-19 and older people.   Learn how to be prepared if COVID-19 startsContinue reading “COVID-19 and Older People: Video Message from CDC”

COVID-19 and Older People: Video Message From the CDC

Older adults or people with severe chronic medical conditions should prepare in advance for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. Watch this video from the CDC’s Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases, Dr. Jay C. Butler, to learn more about COVID-19 and older people.   Learn how to be prepared if COVID-19 startsContinue reading “COVID-19 and Older People: Video Message From the CDC”

Information for Professionals: Tips for Communicating with Older Patients

Given the COVID-19 outbreak, many medical practices are communicating with patients in different ways, like telehealth. This makes good communication even more important between health care teams and older patients.  There are many ways that professionals can improve their communication skills, including: Using the patient’s preferred form of address to show respect. Establishing a rapportContinue reading “Information for Professionals: Tips for Communicating with Older Patients”

6 Tips on How Older Adults Can Prepare for a Disaster

Older people can be especially vulnerable during extreme weather and natural disasters. Read and share this infographic for 6 tips on how to be prepared for emergencies. Visit the NIH website to learn more about disaster preparedness and older people.