Heath and Aging

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Dietary Supplements

Find information about dietary supplements—what they are, if you should take them, types of supplements available, and if they're safe for older adults.

PDF (108.73 KB)
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Keywords: Dietary Supplements, Nutrition, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Eating

Smell and Taste: Spice of Life

Discover how your sense of smell and taste can change as you age. Read about loss of smell and taste, and how to get help from an otolaryngologist.

PDF (203.23 KB)
Keywords: Smell, Taste, Cancer, Nutrition

Alcohol Use In Older People

Find how alcohol affects your health as you age. Get advice on sobriety, alcoholism, how much alcohol is too much, and getting help to stop drinking.

PDF (242.76 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Alcohol Use or Abuse, Risk, Safety

Foot Care

Foot problems? Get tips on talking to a podiatrist and information on spurs, swollen feet, warts, blisters on feet, dry feet, corns on toes, and more.

PDF (88.55 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Foot Problems, Bones and Joints

Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth

Get facts about fluoride, using floss, and healthy gums and healthy teeth. Also learn about tooth decay, periodontitis, oral cancer, and dry mouth.

PDF (277.66 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Teeth and Mouth, Gum Disease, Eating

There's No Place Like Home - For Growing Old

Is it better to get help right at home or find a place for mom or dad—or for you? Read ways an aging senior may have help at home instead of moving.

PDF (408.59 KB)
Keywords: Assistive Devices, Retirement, Safety, Home Care, Long-Term Care

Depression

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.

PDF (102.88 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Depression, Prevention, Mental Health

Heart Health

Read about changes to the heart and blood vessels that occur as people age. Learn how to know if you are having a heart attack and how to prevent heart disease through lifestyle changes.

PDF (117.46 KB)
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Keywords: Cardiovascular, Heart Conditions, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure

Participating in Activities You Enjoy—More Than Just Fun and Games

Learn how leisure and social activities, exercise, volunteer work, or a hobby may help older people feel better and find satisfaction and happiness. 

PDF (415.19 KB)
Keywords: Social Activities and Engagement, Retirement, Quality of Life

Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

This 44-page booklet is full of ideas and tips for good communication with your doctor. The illustrations and conversational tone help to explain how to prepare for a medical appointment, discuss sensitive topics, and coordinate help from family and friends.

PDF (745.37 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Doctor-Patient Communication

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