Can We Prevent Aging?
Find out the truth behind antioxidants, calorie restriction, hormones, and supplements. Discover ways to support healthy aging and prevent or delay the onset of age-related disease and decline.
Signs of depression can vary more in older adults, which means depression often can be missed or go untreated. Read about what causes depression, what to look for, how to get help, current treatments, and ways to prevent depression.
Flu—Get the Shot
Read about the basics of the flu, how it spreads, prevention, and treatment. Find out the differences between the flu and a cold, and learn about getting a flu shot.
HIV, AIDS, and Older People
Learn about the symptoms of HIV and AIDS; how people become infected; and how older adults, women, and people of color are affected. Also find out how to get tested and get information about treatment and prevention.
Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: What Do We Know?
Although Alzheimer's disease currently has no cure, recent research results point toward a day when it might be possible to delay, slow down, or even prevent this devastating brain disorder. This 24-page booklet describes the latest NIA-funded research about prevention of Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline, from physical exercise and diet to social engagement and cognitive training. Also included are tips for staying healthy as you grow older.
Shots For Safety
Find out about shots that can help keep you from getting sick. Includes information on the flu; pneumococcal disease; tetanus and diphtheria; shingles; and measles, mumps, and rubella.
Skin Care and Aging
Learn to care for your aging skin, including dry skin, and lower your risk for skin cancer—basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.