About 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 68% have at least two. Many adults with conditions such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and others struggle to find ways to manage their condition. 


Chronic Disease Self Management Education can help.

 

Provided at NO cost to older adults 60+

Offered on the web and over the phone

This program covers topics such as techniques to deal with problems associated with chronic disease; appropriate exercise and use of medications; communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition; and how to evaluate new treatments.

 

About the Program

This program covers topics such as techniques to deal with problems associated with chronic disease; appropriate exercise and use of medications; communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition; and how to evaluate new treatments. 

This program was developed at Stanford University and is an effective self-management education program for people with chronic health problems. It specifically addresses arthritis, diabetes, and lung and heart disease, but teaches skills useful for managing a variety of chronic diseases. 

Benefits

Participants who took CDSMP demonstrated significant improvements in exercise and ability to do social and household activities. They had less depression, fear, frustration, and worry about their health. They experienced a reduction in symptoms like pain and increased confidence in their ability to manage their condition.

 

Sixty and Better, Inc.

Address

1400 Circle Drive, Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Contact

(817) 413-4949

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