Publications and Pamphlets
These publications and/or pamphlets are available to the general public.
National Institute on Aging:
- All NIA Publications
Can be ordered online at the above link (click on NIA Publications) or can be ordered by phone at 1-800-222-2225 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your complete mailing address. Quantities may be limited.
- "Talking with Your Doctor"
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) offers this newly revised edition, available free, which provides helpful worksheets and offers many tips and suggestions, including:
- Choosing a doctor you can talk to,
- Getting ready for an appointment,
- Giving and getting information,
- Discussing sensitive subjects, and
- Involving family and friends.
- "So Far Away: Twenty Questions for Long Distance Caregivers"
If you are a long distance caregiver, you are not alone. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is pleased to let you know about its newest free publication. Using a conversational question-and-answer format, this booklet focuses on some of the most important concerns about providing long-distance care. The pamphlet is a gateway to ideas that can help make long-distance caregiving more manageable and satisfying. An extensive resource list at the end of the booklet can help readers find more information on a wide variety of related topics. "So Far Away" answers questions such as:
- How will I know if help is needed?
- What can I really do from far away?
- How can I keep up with my mom's medical care?
- Are there things I can do to feel less frustrated?
- How can I help my folks decide if it's time for them to move?
- What if I'm told my mom has only a few months to live?
University of Iowa, Center for Aging:
- University of Iowa, Center for Aging, publications, many by Dr. Geri Richards Hall, especially for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease
Emergency Resource Listing Card for Older Adults (PDF format)
Click here for Helpful Links for More Information on Aging and Aging Services - Local, State and National Levels
Online Resources for Additional Information:
- PubMed (Medical articles, papers, abstracts)
- MedLine Plus (from the National Library of Medicine)
- MedPage Today (news in medicine, research, and prevention)