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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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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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 Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Talking with Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Learn how to talk with your doctor and make the most of your appointment. Get tips on choosing a doctor.

PDF (646.83 KB)
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) | ePub (3.04 MB) | Kindle (6.17 MB)
Keywords: End of Life, Advance Directives, Palliative Care, Caregiving

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

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.

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