Heath and Aging


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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.

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Keywords: Longevity, Well-Being, Anti-Aging, Prevention, Resveratrol, Nutrition, Hormones, Testosterone, Estrogen

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.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving

Making Your Website Senior Friendly

Learn ways to design and organize websites, and write online content for older adults. Learn how to make your website easy to find and to use.

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Keywords: Health Information

End of Life: Helping With Comfort and Care

This 68-page guide discusses key issues at the end of life. Topics include finding hospice care, what happens at the time of death, managing grief, and preparing advance directives along with resources for more information.

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Keywords: End of Life, Advance Directives, Palliative Care

There's No Place Like Home - For Growing Old

As people get older, health issues may make it more difficult to live at home and stay independent. Find suggestions and resources, from assistive devices to long-term care, to help make living at home convenient, safe, and affordable for aging adults.

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Keywords: Assistive Devices, Retirement, Safety, Home Care, Long-Term Care

Alzheimer's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery

An essential primer on Alzheimer’s disease, this 80-page publication describes how the brain works and how it changes with age in healthy people and people with Alzheimer’s. Research on causes, diagnosis, prevention, potential treatments, and caregiver support is summarized. Look for full-color illustrations, a glossary, and a list of resources.

PDF (8.75 MB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease

Making Your Printed Health Materials Senior Friendly

Learn about types of font to use and other suggestions to make your print materials easy to read for older adults. Get tips on how to write and design for an older audience.

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Keywords: Health Information

Acute Hospitalization and Alzheimer's Disease: A Special Kind of Care

This fact sheet for healthcare professionals working with Alzheimer's disease patients offers tips on communication, personal care techniques, handling difficult behaviors, and patient safety and comfort.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Hospitalization

Frontotemporal Disorders: Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers

Learn about frontotemporal disorders, which lead to dementias that affect personality, behavior, language, and movement. NIA's consumer-friendly guide explains the disorders and their causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, with helpful advice for caregivers.

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Keywords: Frontotemporal Disorders, Dementia, Movement Disorders

Understanding Risk: What Do Those Headlines Really Mean?

Find out what risk means when it's part of a news report about your health.  Learn how to understand research results that might be important to you and your health.

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Keywords: Research, Risk, Clinical Trials, Health Information