Effective health education materials are designed with the target population in mind. There are some special considerations when developing written materials for older people. Changes to learning and memory may affect an older reader’s ability to absorb content. In addition, the way information needs to be presented must accommodate the cognitive and physical changes that often accompany old age. This tipsheet addresses considerations for writing and deigning text for older adults, and provides additional references for further reading.
- Author: National Institute on Aging
- Publisher: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS)
- Posted: March 27, 2014
- Type: Fact & Tip Sheets