Heath and Aging

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Depression

Depression is not a normal part of aging, though many older adults feel depressed. Learn about the causes and signs of depression and how to fight it.

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Keywords: Depression, Prevention, Mental Health

Older Drivers

Older drivers: Get tips to drive safely, improve your eyesight, and avoid distracted driving. Also, find out when it may be time to give up driving.

PDF (330.99 KB)
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Keywords: Driving, Sensory Impairment, Safety, Eyes and Vision

Falls and Fractures

Do you have a fear of falling? Find tips on fall prevention, how to avoid tripping and slipping, and ways to lower your chances of getting a fracture.

PDF (186.07 KB)
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Keywords: Falls, Balance Problems, Safety, Osteoporosis, Bones and Joints

Choosing A Doctor

Want to choose a new doctor? Learn about types of medical doctors, read questions to ask friends or family, and get advice for the first appointment.

PDF (138.17 KB)
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Keywords: Health Care, Physicians, Medicare, Doctor-Patient Communication

Elder Abuse

Learn about elder abuse, including physical, emotional, and financial abuse. Identify signs of abuse, neglect, healthcare fraud, and how to get help.

PDF (104.6 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Elder Abuse, Caregiving

Concerned About Constipation?

Could you be constipated? Find out about possible causes—such as diet, exercise, and medications—and treatment for constipation.

PDF (103.63 KB)
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Keywords: Constipation, Digestive System, Nutrition

Nursing Homes: Making the Right Choice

Learn about nursing home (“SNF”) health care, whether for Alzheimer’s/dementia or after a hospital stay for orthopedic (hip/knee) or other surgery.

PDF (250.12 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Long-Term Care, Nursing Homes

Online Health Information: Can You Trust It?

Get tips for finding reliable medical and health facts on the Web, from places like NIH. Learn what to ask about online healthcare or medicine info.

PDF (122.43 KB)
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Keywords: Internet, Web, Health Information

Hearing Loss

Learn about the types of hearing loss common in older people, devices that can help you hear better, and tips to help people cope with hearing loss.

PDF (109.5 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Ear Nose Throat

Medicines: Use Them Safely

Learn how to take prescription and over-the-counter medications safely. Get tips on what to ask your doctor or pharmacist and buying medicine online.

PDF (124.18 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Medicines, Safety

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