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Training Materials for Professionals

  • Brain Health Resource
    The Brain Health Resource is a presentation toolkit offering current, evidence-based information and resources to facilitate conversations with older people about brain health as we age. Designed for use at senior centers and in other community settings, materials are written in plain language and explain what people can do to help keep their brains functioning best.
  • Talking With Your Doctor Presentation Toolkit
    Help older adults make the most of their medical appointments with the Talking With Your Doctor Presentation Toolkit (based on NIA’s popular booklet Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People). It’s easy to use—you do not need any special expertise or training. The presentation features tips for how to:
  • Talking With Your Older Patient: A Clinician's Handbook
    This essential guide for health professionals offers strategies for communicating effectively with older patients. Among the topics addressed in this 61-page publication are how to talk about sensitive issues, give bad news, and be aware of cultural differences.