Heath and Aging

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High Blood Pressure

Be informed about blood pressure and how to tell if your blood pressure is too high or too low. Also includes tips about how to control your blood pressure.

PDF (112.25 KB)
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Keywords: Cardiovascular, High Blood Pressure, Heart Conditions

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

Hyperthermia: Too Hot for Your Health

If you’re feeling too hot for too long, you could be at risk for developing hyperthermia, or heat-related illness. Read how to lower your risk and cool down to avoid health problems.

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

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

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease

Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging This comprehensive, 104-page handbook offers easy-to-understand information and advice for at-home caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. It addresses all aspects of care, from bathing and eating to visiting the doctor and getting respite care.

PDF (3.3 MB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving

Shingles

The risk of getting shingles increases with age. Learn about what causes shingles, symptoms, getting the vaccine, and what to do if you have shingles.

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

Prostate Problems

Read about the common signs of a prostate problem in men, such as frequent and/or painful urination; find out about risk factors; and learn how doctors diagnose prostate cancer.

PDF (150.55 KB)
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Keywords: Prostate, Cancer

Mourning the Death of a Spouse

Explore suggestions for managing grief after the loss of a spouse. Find activities to help with coping and tips for rebuilding one’s life.

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

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