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Great News and Resources from NIH For All of Us Boomers and Seniors Caring for Aging Parents

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The NIH is a great resource for the Sandwich Generation caregiver caring for the aging parents in their familyTalk about perfect timing for the Sandwich Generation! Last week, right after I wrote in "Tips for the Sandwich Generation – From Benefits for Caregivers to Travel Tips For Elderly Parents" about one of my favorite resources for caregivers, the NIH – National Institutes of Health, I got a very interesting letter from them to tell us all about some of their great new resources at the site. Take a peek:

NIHSeniorHealth.gov Gets New Look, Enhanced Features

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) announces the expansion and updating of NIHSeniorHealth, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) health and wellness website designed for older adults. The redesigned site includes:

  • more menu choices
  • longer pages
  • new search feature that offers access to a wider range of senior-related health resources

Presented in an inviting, colorful, and still easy-to-use format, the new NIHSeniorHealth features nearly 60 health topics, more than 150 open-captioned videos, as well as frequently asked questions, quizzes, and web training materials—all especially designed for baby boomers and their aging parents.

The Wright Stuff

Health information is one of the key topics that older adults search for online according to the Pew Research Center, and since its launch in 2003, NIHSeniorHealth has been an accessible source of reliable, up-to-date health information for adults 60 plus. Built to address cognitive and vision changes that commonly occur with age, NIHSeniorHealth includes senior-friendly features such as large type, simple navigation, and open-captioned videos that make the site especially easy for older adults to use.

Current topics cover:

Visitors to the site can also learn about ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat aging-related diseases and conditions such as:

  • COPD
  • arthritis
  • cancer
  • glaucoma

Coming soon are topics on prescription drug abuse, hip replacement surgery, and older driver safety. Visit the new Senior Health at www.nihseniorhealth.gov and be sure to sign up for free updates. 

Isn't that great news for all of us boomers and seniors in the Sandwich Generation, caring for our aging parents! Talk about great resources for caregivers! What do you think of their site? Have you visited it yet. I use it often and very much appreciate it. 🙂 

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