Dec 172012
 

We’d like to point readers in the direction of useful resources and projects that address aging and caregiving. NBC News and AARP teamed to develop a video series on end-of-life issues, including how to have conversations about wishes and preferences. The series includes reports from NBC’s medical correspondent, as well as links to resources curated by AARP. To link to the series, start with the first program here:
http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/11/15847389-caregivers-neglect-their-own-health-in-order-to-look-after-others?lite

Another new resource comes from individuals around the country who have responded to a challenge issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (HIT). Entrants were asked to create 2-minute videos describing how they had used IT to support their caregiving work. Those videos can now be seen on the ONC Family Caregiver Challenge website. If you sign up, you are eligible to vote for your favorites. Winners are eligible for several thousand dollars in prizes. Stories are moving and informative. Watch a few by following this link:

http://caregivers.challenge.gov

Key words: caregiving, NBC News, AARP, ONC, challenge contest

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