Posted on March 26, 2014 at 4:42 PM
NIHSeniorHealth.gov is a superb website for older adults that makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information.
The site was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Not only the content but also the design is guided by a research-based approach. Changes in memory, text comprehension, information processing speed and vision can interfere with older adults’ use of computers. NIH extensively tested NIHSeniorHealth with adults age 60 to 88 to ensure that it is easy for them to see, understand and navigate.
The site includes all sorts of topics, from falls to cataracts. It now also includes a module on end of life. The subtopics include:
- Preparing For The End of Life
- Addressing Pain
- Addressing Other Signs And Symptoms
- Addressing Mental And Emotional Issues
- Types Of Care
- Places Of Care
- Planning For Care
- Paying For Care
- Handling Health Care Issues
- Support For Caregivers
- When The End Comes
- Coping With Grief