Archive for the ‘Senior’ Category
Monday, November 11th, 2013
The National Institute on Aging, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the National Library of Medicine, have collaborated on an NIHSeniorHealth Topic Page on Complementary Health Approaches. The page includes information on Safety of Natural Products and Other Complementary Practices, Research, and how to Be an Informed Consumer.
Access the page: http://1.usa.gov/1fuOyDj
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Download and use the infographic “Tips on fire safety when using medical oxygen at home” to educate your patients and family members about fire safety at home. http://bit.ly/19i6DAJ
Teach kids important fire-safety skills with Sparky’s Birthday Surprise, a new free app jam-packed with games, activities, coloring pages, and even a sing-a-long. With bright graphics and kid-friendly tappable animations throughout, this free app is aligned to Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Math. Download NFPA’s free storybook app and eBook http://bit.ly/GH5ABK
Monday, October 7th, 2013
The October issue of the Nation’s Health, the monthly newsletter of the American Public Health, is now available online.
As senior population grows, aging in place gains popularity: Communities conducting outreach
Poverty taxes brainpower when financially strapped
Insurance marketplaces open for enrollment, navigators ready to help
- Healthy You: Substance abuse–downloadable handout for the public in English and Spanish
Access these and other articles: http://bit.ly/17bIfyX
Friday, September 20th, 2013
Researchers found that seniors who play a 3-D video game improve their ability to sustain focus and multitask successfully. The results highlight the potential of the aging brain to improve certain skills.
A team led by Drs. Joaquin A. Anguera and Adam Gazzaley from the University of California, San Francisco, examined the ability of seniors to multitask and improve their cognitive control—the ability to interact with a complex environment to accomplish a goal. The study, funded in part by NIH’s National Institute on Aging (NIA), appeared on September 5, 2013, in Nature.
Full NIH Research Matters post: http://1.usa.gov/18GuD3Z
Article in PubMed: http://1.usa.gov/15b6wK5
Monday, September 16th, 2013
The National Eye Health Education Program, a service of the National Eye Institute, has a new toolkit. See Well for a Lifetime is an educational series designed to help educate older adults about eye health.
Access the toolkit, educational modules and other materials here: http://1.usa.gov/17VCEzH
Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
What can you do in your community to help raise awareness of aging preparedness issues? How can you encourage seniors in your area to talk with their loved ones about preparing for their needs as they age?
The United States of Aging Resource Kit is designed to serve as a catalyst for ongoing discussions about aging preparedness within local communities. This virtual resource was created by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A), NCOA, and UnitedHealthcare.
National Resource Kit Resource Kit includes:
- Introduction from Partners
- National Sample Findings Presentation with Talking Points
- National Sample Findings Fact Sheet
- Health Preparedness Fact Sheet
- Community Support Fact Sheet
- Financial Security Fact Sheet
- Aging Outlook Fact Sheet
- Wired Seniors Fact Sheet
- Aging Preparedness Discussion Guide
- Template Newsletter Article
- Social Media Content
See more at: http://bit.ly/19196Au
Thursday, August 1st, 2013
National Association of State Units on Aging – Access information, tools, data, and other resources describing promising practices and evidence-based solutions for building programs to assist older adults and people with disabilities. http://bit.ly/18UNcSX
Monday, July 1st, 2013
NIHSeniorHealth, a collaboration between the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute on Aging, has a new health topic: Healthy Eyes. Visitors to the site can access information on Tips for Healthy Eyes, Maintaining Your Vision and What To Expect During a Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam.
NIHSeniorHealth Healthy Eyes: http://1.usa.gov/129ArtU
Thursday, June 27th, 2013
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Provides national data available on 15 key health indicators for older adults related to health status, health behaviors, preventive care and screening, and injuries. Searchable by state and region. http://1.usa.gov/12t8yNl
Friday, June 7th, 2013
The inaugural edition of America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, uses a variety of health, well-being, social and economic measures to develop a holistic portrait of health of the seniors (age 65+) in each of the states. America’s Health Rankings Senior Report shows Minnesota at the top of the list of healthiest states for older adults. Vermont is ranked second and New Hampshire is third, followed by Massachusetts and Iowa. Mississippi is ranked 50th as the least healthy state for older adults. Oklahoma, Louisiana, West Virginia, and Arkansas complete the bottom 5 states.
America’s Health Rankings Senior Report: http://bit.ly/15SRViT