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.
Beware of Health Scams
Read about dangerous health scams, like fountain of youth and anti-aging promises, special diets, miracle cures or drugs, and other unproven products.
Crime and Older People
Be informed about your personal safety and the risks of crime. Get tips about avoiding crime at home and elsewhere, fighting fraud, and preventing identity theft. Find advice on what to do about elder abuse and how to stay safe as you age.
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.
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.
Medicines: Use Them Safely
Find basic information about taking medicines, including what to discuss with your doctor and pharmacist. Get tips for shopping for your prescription online and reminders about over-the-counter drugs.
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.
Safe Use of Medicines
This 13-page booklet has personal stories, answers to common questions, and practical tips to help older people take their medicines safely.