Heath and Aging

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Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging

Get moving! This 120-page guide describes the benefits of exercise and physical activity for older people. Learn how to set exercise goals and stick to them. Includes sample exercises for endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility and a list of resources.

PDF (7.35 MB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Exercise, Physical Activity

What's On Your Plate: Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging

Learn how to eat healthfully as you get older. Get an overview of recommended eating plans, nutrition information, shopping and food safety tips, printable resources, videos, and other information to help you make good food choices every day.


Keywords: Nutrition, Eating, Healthy Eating

Sexuality in Later Life

Read about aging and sex, including normal changes, health issues, and physical and emotional factors that can cause sexual problems. Find suggestions for continuing to lead an active sexual life as you get older.

PDF (101.93 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Sexuality, Women's Health, Emotional Health, Men's Health

Hyperthermia: Too Hot for Your Health

Learn about heat-related illnesses—hyperthermia (e.g., heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and more) and seek help for symptoms of heat stroke.

PDF (93.08 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Hyperthermia, Safety

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease? Get easy-to-understand information and advice in this comprehensive guide from NIA. It addresses all aspects of care, from bathing and eating to coping with confusion and sundowning, getting respite care, and more.

PDF (3.3 MB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving, Training Materials for Professionals

Prostate Problems

Learn about men's health and prostate problems, like chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) and prostate cancer, including symptoms, risk factors, etc.

PDF (150.55 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Prostate, Cancer

Shingles

Read about shingles, including the cause—varicella zoster virus (VZV)—the symptoms, the shingles vaccine, and post-herpetic neuralgia.

PDF (192.42 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Shingles, Immunizations, Shots, Pain

Mourning the Death of a Spouse

Get help for your grief and sorrow after the death of a spouse. Find information on the grieving process and what you can do to help yourself cope.

PDF (101.89 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Grief, Emotional Health, End of Life

Arthritis Advice

Arthritis can damage joints throughout the body and cause pain, swelling, stiffness, and redness. Find information about kinds of arthritis, warning signs, treatments, and types of exercise to keep joints moving.

PDF (127.88 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Arthritis, Bones and Joints, Osteoarthritis, Pain, Exercise, Medications

A Good Night's Sleep

Learn about insomnia, sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, and other sleep disorders. Get tips on how to fall asleep and sleep better.

PDF (193.04 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Sleep, Well-Being, Sleep Disorders

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