Helping seniors sift through health news

September 2017

Ageing

Country of origin: USA

A website has been created for older adults to access health and medical research information of interest to them. The site, called Health Compass, is designed as an interactive, self-study programme meant to assist older adults and their caregivers in becoming better informed participants and decision makers in their health care.

The site aims to improve older adults' ability to access, evaluate and act on health and research information about aging. The site provides suggestions on where to find high quality health information on the Internet and in other media sources.

It also provides older adults with tools that help them critically evaluate and interpret health information. That includes definitions of research terms and the different kinds of medical research studies.

Health Compass is a partnership between the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) and the Merck Institute of Aging and Health.

Resources

inPractice® Oncology. December 2018 inPractice® Oncology is the only point-of-care clinical reference designed to meet the unique needs of specialists. Full...
OrthoFlow pocket orthopaedic specialist. December 2018 Welcome to OrthoFlow…the orthopaedic specialist in your pocket! This new way of learning is designed to help you diagnose...
Healthy ageing in the 21st century November 2018 A report, from the University of Birmingham, explores how good ageing in a multi-cultural society is defined. It is looking...
Frail older people: Safe, compassionate care November 2018 A practical guidance document, from NHS England summarizes the evidence of the effects of an integrated pathway of care for...
Incisional Hernia Risk Prediction Instrument October 2018 The Hernia Calculator from the University of Pennsylvania Health System was developed from data spanning a 7-year time...
National Hip Fracture Database September 2018 It is estimated that there are 70,000 hip fractures a year in the UK[1] and this is only set to increase as the population...
Challenges to finding treatments for dementia July 2018 A report by Raj Long, Senior Regulatory Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sets out what and where hurdles...
Portable Automated Rapid Testing (PART) Auditory Processing May 2018 Welcome to our application for Portable Automated Rapid Testing (PART), a program designed to assess auditory processing...
UA Balance a motor-cognitive, dual-task training regimen May 2018 Problem: Over 20 million older adults in the US experience falling annually. Thus, a leading cause of traumatic injuries...
Specifically for older adults March 2018 A website tailored to the needs of older people is now available to the public. This site is easy to navigate, features...
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