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									NIHSeniorHealth.gov




  A senior-friendly web site developed
  by the National Institute on Aging and
  the National Library of Medicine.
How the Partnership Works

 National Institute on Aging (NIA)
   Research on aging
   Cognitive and vision changes
   Age Pages
 National Library of Medicine (NLM)
   Effective information delivery
   Best fit technology
 NIH Institutes
   Subject expertise, consumer brochures
The site’s senior-friendly design
addresses normal, aging-related
changes in cognition including:
   Changes in working memory -- the
    ability to simultaneously store and
    process information
   Changes in perceptual speed – the
    speed at which you process
    information
   Changes in Text comprehension
   Vision changes
Repetition addresses
changes in working memory

     Text conveys
     initial
     information.
Repetition addresses
changes in working
memory.




                   Video
                   reinforces
                   Text.
Repetition addresses
changes in working
memory:




         Quizzes
         reinforce
         points made
         in text.
Repetition addresses
changes in working
memory:

     Quiz answer
     repeats
     original
     wording from
     text.
Repetition addresses
changes in working
memory:
    Content
    repeated in
    question-answer
    format (FAQ).
To address changes in
working memory:




     Backward-forward
    navigation facilitates
    re-reading.
To address changes in
spatial working memory:


       Consistent        Consistent
       placement of      location of
       chapter and       main menu
       subchapter        button.
       buttons.


                      Consistent
                      location of
                      “next page”
                      and “previous
                      page” buttons.
To address changes in
perceptual speed:




          Backward-
          forward
          navigation
          allows user to
          self pace.
To address changes in
text comprehension:
    Content
    written in
    plain         Minimal use
    language.     of passive
                  voice. No
                  inferences.




                  Ample white space
                  directs the focus to
                  the content and
                  navigational tools.
To address changes in
text comprehension:
    Content
    presented
    in short,
    “chunked”
    segments.




                  Text-relevant
                  photos aid
                  comprehension.
To address vision
changes:

     Large font.
                         Talking Web.
                         High contrast.
                         Larger fonts.




              Large
              buttons.
10 Current Topics:
   Alzheimer’s Disease            Colorectal Cancer
    (NIA)                           (NCI)
   Arthritis (NIAMS)
                                   Exercise for Older
   Balance Problems                Adults (NIA)
    (NIDCD)
   Breast Cancer (NCI)            Hearing Loss
                                    (NIDCD)
   Caring for
                                   Lung Cancer (NCI)
    Someone with
                                   Prostate Cancer
    Alzheimer’s                     (NCI)
    (NIA)
Coming soon…..diabetes, vision changes, complementary medicine
Caring for Someone with
      Alzheimer’s
    Table of Contents
Typical Page
Topics in order of user
preference:
1.   Home Care
2.   Caregiver Support
3.   Residential Care
4.   Safety Issues
FAQ List as it appears on
NIH Senior Health (27 FAQs)
Top FAQs Visited:
1. Who usually cares for people with
   Alzheimer’s disease? (#1)

2.. What types of professionals are
    available to assist caregivers?
    (#2)
3. What kinds of behaviors does a
    person with Alzheimer’s exhibit?
   (#6)
Top FAQs Visited:

4. What kinds of professional
  in-home care is available for
  someone with Alzheimer’s? (#4)
Top FAQ’s Visited:

5*) What activities might interest a
 person with Alzheimer’s? (#10)

5*) What are some signs of
 caregiver stress? (#24)
Top FAQs Visited:
6*). When is the right time to place a person
    with Alzheimer’s disease in residential
    care? (#26)

6*) How do vision problems affect the
   behavior of someone with Alzheimer’s?
   (#8)

6*)What kinds of professional in-home care is
   available for someone witAlzheimer’s
   disease? (#4)
Top FAQs Visited:

7*) How does the time of day affect
 the behavior of someone with
 Alzheimer’s? (#9)

7*) How can a caregiver create a
  safe home environment for
  someone with Alzheimer’s? (#5)
How might NIH Senior
Health support caregiving?

1.   Information about caregiving for
     caregivers
2.   Training for professional
     caregivers
3.   Accessible for individuals with
     low literacy
4.   Model for developing other web
     sites
   NIH Senior Health --
launching with 10 topics this
          fall at:
 www. nihseniorhealth.gov

								
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