Heath and Aging

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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.

PDF (96.59 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Grief, Emotional Health, End of Life

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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. 

PDF (307.05 KB)
Keywords: Advance Directives, Legal Planning, End of Life

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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.

PDF (93.08 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: End of Life, Financial Planning, Legal Planning, Advance Directives

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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.

PDF (127.34 KB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Legal Planning, Financial Planning, End of Life

Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Get tips for communicating well with doctors. Learn how to prepare for a medical appointment, discuss sensitive topics, and coordinate help from others.

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

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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.

PDF (1.7 MB)
Keywords: End of Life, Advance Directives, Palliative Care, Caregiving

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Long-Distance Caregiving: Twenty Questions and Answers

Learn about caring for family and friends who live far from home. Questions about safety, health issues, and moving are answered in this NIA guide.

PDF (2.68 MB)
Keywords: Caregiving, Home Care, Long-Term Care

Talking with your older patient: a clinician's handbook

Talking With Your Older Patient: A Clinician's Handbook

Effective clinician communication with the mature adult patient is important to good health. Get tips and learn about resources in this NIH guide.

PDF (6.24 MB)
Keywords: Doctor-Patient Communication, Training Materials for Professionals

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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.


Keywords: Advance Directives, End of Life, Financial Planning, Health Care, Legal Planning, Surgery, Treatment, organ donation