A-Z Health Topics Index
End of Life
Advance Care Planning: Tips from the National Institute on Aging
What is an advance directive? How do I set one up? Learn how to decide what health care you would want to receive if you were unable to speak for yourself.
End of Life: Helping with Comfort and Care
Caregivers, read about palliative care, hospice, advance directives, and how to care for people you love when they near the end of their lives.
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.
Mourning the Death of a Spouse
Get help for your grief after the death of a spouse. Read how to help yourself cope with bereavement and how to get on with life without your partner.
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.