A-Z Health Topics Index
End of Life
Advance Care Planning
Get your advance directive papers in order. Read about having a health care proxy and living will to plan for medical, palliative, and hospice care.
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.
End-of-Life Care: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
Read about end-of-life care for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease. Palliative care and hospice services can provide comfort in an emotional time.
Getting Your Affairs in Order
Get organized before a medical emergency! Use this list to get your legal and financial papers in order, and learn about advance directives, wills, and trusts.
Legal and Financial Planning for People with Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet
Find out when and how to start making legal and financial plans for someone with Alzheimer’s. Advance directive, will, and other terms are defined.
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.
Organ Donation and Transplantation for Older Donors and Recipients—Resources from the U.S. Government
Find how to be an organ donor or receive transplants as an older adult, as well as government & other resources on organ donation and transplantation.