Healthy food doesn't have to be expensive. Get tips for saving money on foods costs and shopping for healthy food on a budget.
Want to know how to improve your bladder health? Find out what you can do with these 13 tips to keep your bladder healthy.
Looking for a new doctor? As you search, keep this list of questions handy. It covers clinical qualifications, practical issues, and office policies.
Get tips for making your doctor’s appointment a success. Decide what’s most important and set priorities for best results.
Get caregiving tips for managing sleep problems in someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
Learn about insomnia, sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, and other sleep disorders. Get tips on how to fall asleep and sleep better.
Find out how the Alzheimer's and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center can help you with answers and resources.
Get tips to involve people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in daily activities and outings, including gardening, going out to eat, and traveling.
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.
Getting help from family, friends, doctors, and other professionals ensures the best possible care and quality of life for a person with Lewy body dementia.
Protect your vision and eye health as you age. Learn about glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, detached retina, and other problems.
Many older adults want to stay in their homes as they age. Get tips on planning ahead to stay in your home and ways to find the services you need.
Many medicines can be dangerous or even deadly when mixed with alcohol. Learn about problems caused by mixing alcohol with some medications.
Learn all about flu—how it spreads, symptoms and treatment, the difference between cold and flu, and the importance of getting a flu shot.
Learn how to react and keep things calm when a person with Alzheimer's experiences hallucinations, delusions, or paranoia.
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's? Learn how to get help from family, friends, and others. Care for your own physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Get tips on how to improve verbal and nonverbal communication with a person with Alzheimer's disease.
In 2011, clinical diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease dementia were revised, and research guidelines for earlier stages of the disease were characterized to reflect a deeper understanding of the disorder. Read more about the updated criteria.
Get the facts about Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia in older adults. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and caregiving.
Read about the genetics of Alzheimer's disease and related research. A genetic mutation can cause early-onset Alzheimer's. Genetic variants influence disease risk.
Many, but not all, people with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer's disease when they get older. Learn about the connection between the two and how to participate in research studies exploring this relationship.
Find Alzheimer’s research centers that provide diagnosis, medical research, and support groups. Search by state to find a center near you.
When caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease, watch for these common medical problems, including fever, pneumonia, dehydration, incontinence, and falls.
When visiting an aging relative, you might notice they have more memory problems than last time. Find info to help you assess changes in memory and cognition.
Get practical information and tips for assessing patients with memory loss or other signs of cognitive impairment with brief, easy-to-use tools.
A family health history can help you and your doctor know if Alzheimer's disease runs in your family. Learn about genetic and other risks for early- and late-onset Alzheimer's.
What causes lack of balance? Learn about balance problems and disorders, symptoms—such as dizziness, vertigo, and lightheadedness—and treatment options.
Get safety tips and advice for helping someone with Alzheimer's disease take a bath or shower, care for their teeth and nails, get dressed, and more.
Common bladder problems in older adults include urinary tract infections (UTIs), urinary incontinence, and bladder cancer. Learn about the signs and causes.
Alzheimer’s research depends on volunteer brain donors. Customize and use these resources on brain donation in your Alzheimer’s Disease Center.
Use this toolkit at senior centers and other community settings to educate older adults about factors that impact brain health and how to keep their brains healthy.
Delivering bad news to patients is never easy. Learn about tested communication strategies to help ease the process.
What causes frontotemporal disorders? In most cases, we don’t know. In other cases, gene mutations lead to this early-onset brain disease. Learn more from NIH.
Learn how to cope with changes in a relationship as Alzheimer's or another dementia progresses. Find out about changes in intimacy, sexuality, and sex.
If you're considering nursing homes or assisted living facilities, read about things to consider and questions to ask.
Good nutrition is part of healthy aging! Read about healthy eating and meal plans, and get 10 tips for choosing healthy foods and a healthy lifestyle.
Explore the benefits and risks of clinical trials, as well as ways participant safety is protected, including institutional review boards and informed consent.
Curious about your cognitive health? See what steps you can take to help care for your brain, including physical and mental health.
Find resources from NIA and others to help family and friends learn more about cognitive health. Topics include dementia, exercise, and nutrition.
Learn about hypothermia, or low body temperature, and its effects on older adults. Get safety tips for when it's cold outside.
Learn how to find a trial and the benefits and risks to consider before volunteering for Alzheimer’s and dementias research.
Use these tips to effectively work and communicate with cognitively impaired patients.
Improve communication skills and manage sundowning and other behaviors with these resources for Alzheimer's caregivers.
Could you be constipated? Find out about possible causes, such as diet, exercise, and medications, and treatment for constipation.
Understand the possible causes of agitation and aggression related to Alzheimer's, and learn how to respond to troubling behavior.
Get advice for caregiving during late-stage Alzheimer's. Read how to keep someone comfortable, care for skin and feet, help with eating, and avoid pressure ulcers.
Studies have shown that following the DASH diet can lower high blood pressure, or hypertension. Read about healthy eating and diet tips from the DASH plan.
Depression, a common mood disorder, is not a normal part of aging. Learn more about symptoms, causes, and treatment of major depression and other types.
Learn how to tell if you have diabetes, steps to take if you have prediabetes, and tips to control blood glucose levels and stay healthy.
Doctors diagnose dementia—including Alzheimer disease, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia—with brain scans and other tests.
Find out how a doctor diagnoses frontotemporal dementia and related disorders. Get a list of medical centers where you can get an FTD diagnosis.
Lewy body dementia is often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. See a doctor to find out what’s causing your symptoms and get the right treatment.
Find information about dietary supplements—what they are, if you should take them, types of supplements available, and if they're safe for older adults.
Be prepared to help a person with Alzheimer's during natural disasters. Find out what supplies to keep on hand and what to do if you must leave home.
Use this worksheet to write down any changes in your health since your last doctor’s appointment. Also, record changes in lifestyle and how you think and feel.
Learn how to talk with your doctor about advance directives, when to stop driving, and how to get help paying for prescriptions.
Use this worksheet to write down questions you want to ask at your next doctor’s appointment. You can record the appointment date, time, and other details, too.
Learn how to tell the difference between normal age-related memory loss and signs of a more serious problem like mild cognitive impairment or dementia. Sometimes, forgetfulness is caused by a treatable health condition.
Caregivers can make doctor's appointments easier with these tips on talking with doctors.
Know the danger signs for when a person with Alzheimer's should limit or stop driving and how to discuss the issue sensitively.
Get resources about early-onset Alzheimer’s. Online materials discuss this rare neurodegenerative disease, legal/financial issues, and caregiving.
Good communication is an important part of the healing process. Learn effective communication techniques to build good relationships with older patients and better manage their care.
Learn about elder abuse, including physical, emotional, and financial abuse. Identify signs of abuse, neglect, healthcare fraud, and how to get help.
Older adults may have challenges with exercising regularly and eating well. Learn how to encourage physical activity and healthy diets for older patients.
Caring for a person with dementia at the end of life has special challenges. Help them have good quality of life as they’re dying.
Learn about types of exercise, such as for strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility, and discover the benefits of physical activity.
Alcohol may act differently in older people. Learn how heavy drinking can cause health problems, make some health problems worse, and affect safety.
Explore these home safety tips to prevent falls, including simple changes in your living areas, personal and lifestyle changes, and home improvements.
Always tired? Read about the causes of fatigue (like illness and certain medications), and learn about chronic fatigue syndrome and its symptoms.
Looking for long-term care for someone with Alzheimer's? Learn about different facilities, questions to ask, and how to make moving day easier.
Practice food safety to avoid getting sick from your food. When cooking—clean, separate, cook, chill. Learn how.
Learn about Alzheimer’s disease in these FAQs from the National Institute on Aging.
Are you organizing your health and legal paperwork to put your affairs in order? Review these FAQs to help you get organized.
Find websites, publications, videos, and other resources to help you and your family learn about the major types of frontotemporal disorders.
Drinking enough fluids helps you digest food, absorb nutrients, and get rid of waste. Read these tips to help you get enough fluids.
If you need to stop drinking due to health problems or medicines you take, use these resources and helpful tips on how to cut back or stop drinking.
Mourning someone close to you can leave you lost, sad, or angry. Get help for your grief and loss through grief counseling and support groups.
Looking for respite care or help with Alzheimer's caregiving? Learn about supportive resources like home care, adult day care, meal services, and hospice.
Anyone, anywhere, can be a long-distance caregiver. Even from afar, you can provide support with paperwork, medical communications, and more.
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.
Going to the hospital can be stressful for someone with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. Know what to expect and how to prepare for an ER or hospital visit.
Learn how perceptions about older patients can affect their health care.
Healthy foods like fruit and vegetables can help people with Alzheimer's dementia. Get tips to maintain health and weight and keep a cooking routine.
Learn about the types of hearing loss common in older people, devices that can help you hear better, and tips to help people cope with hearing loss.
Read about changes to the heart and blood vessels that occur as people age. Learn how to know if you are having a heart attack and how to prevent heart disease through lifestyle changes.
After an Alzheimer's diagnosis, use these tips to help educate family and friends about the disease and how to interact with the person with Alzheimer's.
Get tips to help children, teens, and grandchildren understand Alzheimer's disease, plus ideas for spending time together.
Read about high blood pressure or hypertension. Learn how changes in lifestyle—like getting more exercise and having less salt—may help control it.
Read about HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS in older people. Learn how people get AIDS, what are the symptoms, and if there is a cure.
Learn how to balance busy holiday activities with everyday care for a person with Alzheimer's disease.
Get home safety tips for a person with Alzheimer's or a related dementia. Learn about home safety products, potential dangers, injury and fall prevention, and more.
Get room-by-room home safety tips to keep a person with Alzheimer's safe throughout the home, including the bathroom, living room, bedroom, and kitchen.
Hot flashes may be mild or very disruptive. Lifestyle changes can help. Read about some treatment options.
Learn about heat-related illnesses—hyperthermia (e.g., heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and more)—and seek help for symptoms of heat stroke.
Family and informal caregivers play a significant role in the lives of their loved ones. Learn how to communicate effectively with all of those involved in your older patient's care.
How do you know if an older relative needs more help at home? Get tips to help you make sure loved ones are safe and sound when you live far away.
Get tips about bringing a family member or friend with you to a doctor's appointment. This can help you remember information and make medical decisions.
Doctors can diagnose "possible Alzheimer's dementia," "probable Alzheimer's dementia," or some other problem causing memory complaints. Learn about the benefits of early diagnosis.
Learn about prescription drugs and other strategies to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Find out about medicines to avoid and take with caution.
Find out why your sense of taste and smell may change as you get older and know when to call an otolaryngologist for help.
As people age, the brain naturally changes, affecting memory, learning, and other cognitive functions. Get information about these changes and what they mean.
Family members who care for someone with Lewy body dementia can get support to maintain health and help doctors and others understand the disease.
Use these 5 steps to find a new doctor. Ask these questions to help you find the best primary care physician for your needs and values.
Follow these tips for helping a family member or friend who has a drinking problem.
Plan what you’d like to discuss with the doctor before your visit. Prepare a list of concerns, your medications, and request an interpreter if you need one.
Nutrients like protein, carbohydrates, and fats can help you stay healthy as you age. Make sure you get the right amount of each.
Family and professional caregivers: Find resources on changes in intimacy and sexuality in a person with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
Food groups include grains, proteins, fruits, vegetables, dairy, oils, and solid fats and added sugars. Learn about each group.
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.
Research on Lewy body dementia seeks deeper understanding of this brain disease and how it relates to related types of dementia. Learn how to get involved.
Long-distance caregiving—taking care of an older friend or relative who lives far away—can be challenging. Learn how to be an effective caregiver.
Get non-English health and wellness info from NIH. Read heart health, diabetes, arthritis, and exercise facts in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and more.
Balancing calories in and calories out is key to maintaining a healthy weight. Learn how physical activity and healthy eating can help.
Work with your doctor to make important decisions about your health. Discuss different treatment options and learn how to prevent disease.
Get tips to help people with Alzheimer's take medicine safely. A pillbox and other reminders can reduce confusion. A doctor or pharmacist can help.
Money problems may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease. Learn the warning signs and what a family member can do to help prevent financial abuse.
Get tips to care for a patient with cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer's dementia. Develop medical and family support plans. Get drug advice.
Get tips for coping with personality and behavior changes, such as pacing or feeling sad, that are common in people with Alzheimer's disease.
Get answers to frequently asked questions about medications and older adults, including information on safety, side effects, and talking to your doctor.
As you age, you may wonder what is and is not normal memory loss. Learn the signs of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia—and when to see the doctor.
Get help for your grief after the death of a spouse. Read about bereavement counseling, support groups, and how to get on with life without your partner.
Learn common signs of memory problems that may mean it's time to see a doctor, as well as helpful tips for dealing with forgetfulness.
Get information and resources about what to do and expect after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
Learn how to obtain a medical history of an older patient, including important information about current and past concerns, family history, medications, and socioeconomic situation.
Use these driving tips to stay safe as an older driver. Learn how aging affects driving and know when it's time to stop.
Get tips for finding reliable medical and health facts on the Web, from places like NIH. Learn what to ask about online healthcare or medicine info.
Check out these federal resources on organ donation, and learn more about older adults who chose to leave behind the gift of life.
If you live far away from a person who needs care, you can be helpful by getting medical and legal paperwork in order. Learn how.
Learn about symptoms and treatment for osteoarthritis, sometimes called degenerative joint disease, and the most commonly affected areas, such as knees and hips.
Learn about osteoporosis—a disease that weakens bones—including risk factors, early signs and osteopenia, bone density testing, treatment, and prevention.
Problems such as no appetite or difficulty chewing can keep older adults from eating healthy. Get problem-solving suggestions for common barriers.
Learn how to manage chronic, acute, and breakthrough pain with exercise, complementary and alternative medicine, or help from a pain specialist.
What is Parkinson’s disease? Learn about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this brain disorder.
Did you know that hobbies like dancing and gardening or volunteering in your community can support healthy aging? Stay healthy with these tips.
Learn about volunteering for Alzheimer's disease research and why it matters.
NIH research shows how the brain changes with age and disease, and how best to reduce risks that may lead to cognitive impairment. Learn how you can help.
How do people pay for long-term care? Learn about payment sources, including government programs, long-term care insurance, and other financing options.
Long-term care could mean staying in your home—aging in place—or considering a nursing home, other facility, or hospice care. Learn how you can be prepared.
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.
Read about men's health and prostate problems, like prostate cancer and BPH. Learn about common symptoms of prostate problems and who needs annual PSA testing.
Get advice on providing care for a person with frontotemporal dementia or similar disorder. Learn how to manage home, family, work, and long-term care issues.
Read about how to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort to relieve suffering when caring for a loved one who is dying.
Are you thinking about participating in a clinical trial? Explore these questions to ask when you meet the research team.
Stop smoking now to lower your risk of pneumonia, bronchitis, cancer, heart attack, stroke, influenza, and emphysema. Get tips to quit and feel better!
Reading food labels can help you make smart food choices. Learn how to read and understand the product date, ingredients list, and nutrition facts label.
<p>Get help recruiting older adults and caregivers to research studies with this toolkit from the NIH, CDC, and ACL. Includes presentations and flyers.</p>
How can you help Alzheimer’s and other dementia/brain research? Join a registry or matching service. NIH and others match volunteers with clinical studies.
Stroke is the top cause of serious adult disability in the U.S. Learn about the causes of stroke and how you can lower your risk.
Get resources for coping with symptoms of anxiety, stress, and other emotions that spring from caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease.
Learn about facility-based long-term care services, including assisted living, nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, and other residential facilities.
Help children and teens cope with their feelings when a family member has Alzheimer’s. Find books, articles and websites for children of all ages.
Did you know that stroke and other health problems can harm cognitive functions? So can certain medicines. Find out more about risks to thinking well.
Learn about medication safety and get practical tips to make sure you are taking your medicines the right way.
Planning meals and making a shopping list can help you eat healthier. Check out these sample menus for older adults for healthy meal and snack ideas.
Explore ways to save money on prescription drugs, including generic options, insurance drug plans, Medicare prescription drug plans, and assistance programs.
How much food should you eat? Learn about servings and portion sizes for healthy nutrition and find healthy snack suggestions.
Menopause can lead to changes that can cause pain during sex and other issues. Read about these issues and options for treatment.
Learn how to have a healthy, safe sex life as you age and about sexuality issues like erectile dysfunction, changes to your libido, and avoiding STDs.
Shades of Gray: A Cross-Country Study of Health and Well-Being of the Older Populations in SAGE Countries, 2007-2010
<p>This U.S. Census Bureau report based on data from the Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE) examines health status and access to health care among older populations in six low- to middle-income countries—China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia, and South Africa.</p>
Caring for a parent or another older relative or friend often requires teamwork. Learn how to work effectively to ensure good care and support caregiver health.
Learn about shingles and the varicella zoster virus, tips on how to treat post-herpetic neuralgia, and if you should get the shingles vaccine.
Eating healthy food on a budget starts with the right grocery list! These tips can help older people shop for nutritious food, even on a fixed income.
Read about shots for shingles, pneumonia, flu (influenza), tetanus, diphtheria, MMR, and other diseases. Learn how these vaccines can keep you well.
Learn how your skin changes with age; fight wrinkles, liver spots, and dry skin; and use these tips to protect yourself from skin cancer.
It can be hard to get a good night's sleep when you're having hot flashes and other symptoms. Read for tips to help.
Make smart food choices—like choosing nutrient-dense foods over calorie-dense ones—for healthy aging. Learn how small substitutions can make a big difference.
When visiting an aging friend or relative you don't see often, look for these signs of elder abuse.
Get tips for starting a simple, safe exercise program at home for someone with Alzheimer's disease.
Know the symptoms of a stroke and when to call 911 right away. Learn about ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, TIA, or mini-strokes, and risk factors for stroke.
Learn how clinicians can play an important role in educating patients and families about chronic health conditions and providing community resources.
Possible symptoms of frontotemporal disorders include behavior problems, language symptoms like aphasia, emotional troubles, and movement changes.
Do you know the symptoms of Lewy body dementia? They may include cognitive and mood changes, Parkinson symptoms, sleep disorders, and hallucinations.
Keep your teeth and gums healthy! Get facts about oral cancer, dry mouth, using dentures, and how to find low-cost dental care.
Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver. Find tips for making time for yourself.
Your doctor refers you to a specialist. What now? Use these tips to work with specialists and doctors in the hospital or ER. Learn when to get a second opinion.
Learn how to address an older patient's concerns about cognitive problems, such as changes in their memory or thinking.
Caring for an older patient requires discussing sensitive topics. Learn about ways to approach sensitive subjects with older patients and helpful resources.
<p>Help older adults make the most of their doctor’s appointments and communicate effectively with clinicians using this easy-to-use presentation.</p>
Get tips for coping with sundowning—restlessness or agitation in the late afternoon and early evening in a person with Alzheimer's.
How do I talk about embarrassing topics with my doctor? These tips can help you bring up memory loss, sexuality, or feeling unhappy with your doctor.
Use this worksheet to track your medications, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, and dietary supplements. Make a copy to take to doctor’s visits.
Drugs, along with other therapies, can help treat the behavior, language, and movement symptoms of FTD. So far, there is no cure. Learn more from NIH.
Treatment for Lewy body dementia may include medications to help control symptoms, physical therapy, and counseling. Use certain drugs with caution.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Learn about other dementias, including Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal disorders, vascular dementia, and mixed dementia.
Read about types of FTD. One type involves changes in personality, behavior, and judgment. Primary progressive aphasia affects language and PSP, movement.
Did you know Lewy body dementia has two types? Dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease dementia differ in the order of cognitive and movement symptoms.
Being a healthcare proxy and making end-of-life care decisions for someone you love can be challenging. Learn what to expect.
Find out about pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, lung cancer, and other diseases of the lungs. Learn about cough or symptoms when you breathe.
Use these tips to communicate with older patients in ways that are respectful and effective for information exchange.
Read about types of urinary incontinence and common causes, and get tips for bladder control, treatment, and managing urinary incontinence in older adults.
The USDA Food Patterns can help you keep an eye on the calories you eat. For a balanced diet, choose healthy foods from five major food groups.
Find articles, fact sheets, and other resources to help you and your family learn about vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment.
This 4-minute video shows how Alzheimer’s affects the human brain and looks at promising ideas to treat and prevent the disease.
Older adults may have different vitamin and mineral needs than younger adults. Find recommended amounts and information on calcium, sodium, vitamin D, and more.
Learn how to make changes at home to discourage someone with Alzheimer's disease from wandering.
Interested in clinical research? Learn about the difference between clinical studies and clinical trials, and the phases of clinical trials for FDA approval.
A type of dementia called FTD tends to strike before age 65 and stems from damage to the brain’s frontal lobe and temporal lobe. Learn more about FTD and brain changes from NIH.
What is the difference between hospice and palliative care? Caregivers: learn about options for care at the end of life.
Menopause can look different for every woman. Learn about the signs and symptoms of menopause.
Memory problems are typically one of the first signs of Alzheimer's disease. Learn about other common signs of mild, moderate, and severe Alzheimer's.
A combination of age-related brain changes, genetics, and factors related to health, environment, and lifestyle may play a role in the development and course of Alzheimer's disease. Get more information.
Learn about causes and risk factors for Lewy body dementia. They include an accumulation of Lewy bodies in the brain, age, Parkinson’s disease, and genetics.
Learn how to describe your symptoms, daily habits, medications, and concerns to your doctor so you can get the best possible care.
In Alzheimer's disease, damage to the brain likely starts a decade or more before memory and other cognitive problems appear. Learn about the toxic changes occurring in the Alzheimer's brain.
What can you expect to happen when someone is dying? Read about dyspnea and other symptoms people experience in the last days of life.
A geriatric care manager can help you and your family identify caregiving needs and ways to meet them. Learn about the services they provide, and questions to ask during an interview.
Learn about Alzheimer's, a brain disease that causes memory loss and other cognitive impairment. It's the most common cause of dementia in older adults.
Dementia is a loss of thinking, remembering, and reasoning skills that interferes with a person’s daily life and activities. While dementia is more common with advanced age, it is not a normal part of aging. Learn why.
Caregivers: Learn about palliative care, hospice, advance directives, and how to care for people you love when they near the end of their lives.
What is Lewy body dementia (Lewy body disease)? It is a brain disorder, different from Alzheimer’s, that causes changes in thinking and movement.
It's difficult to predict how much and what type of long-term care you or your family members will need. Be prepared with this guide to long-term care.
Menopause affects every woman differently. Learn about the changes happening in your body as you go through the menopausal transition.
Learn about mild cognitive impairment (MCI), in which people have more memory problems than normal for people their age., and when it might be time to see a doctor.
Read about mixed dementia, a combination of two or more disorders. For example, older adults with dementia may have Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia.
Respite care can provide relief for family caregivers. Learn about how respite care could help your family, and find resources to connect with services.
Vascular dementia differs from Alzheimer’s disease in that it is caused by stroke. Learn about types of vascular dementia as well as treatment.
What questions should I ask my doctor so I can best manage my health? Use these questions about tests, diagnoses, prescriptions, and side effects.
What do you need to do after someone you love dies? Learn about who signs the death certificate, organ donation, and whether you need an autopsy.
Take steps to protect belongings while letting a person with Alzheimer's rummage through drawers and other storage areas.
Find out how to know when drinking may be a problem, factors that may contribute to a drinking problem in older adults, and reasons to stop drinking.
Has living at home become more challenging for your older family member? Learn about what to consider when helping them decide whether it's time to move.
There’s no right place to die. Caregivers should consider the best option for their situation: home, hospital, nursing home, or another place.
In undertaking a clinical trial, researchers don’t want to leave anything to chance. The “gold standard” for testing interventions in people is the “randomized, placebo-controlled” clinical trial.
Good doctor-patient communication is especially important for older people who may have more health problems to discuss. Read how to improve your relationship.
Learn why it's important for older and diverse adults to participate in research and why you should talk to the trial coordinator about obstacles and concerns.
Find out why people participate in clinical trials, what happens in a trial, and how you can find a trial to join.
Learn how understanding the traditions of different cultures among older patients and providing interpretation for those with limited English can help promote good health care.
Should older adults worry about Zika virus? Find out more about Zika symptoms and treatment, how to lower your risk, and how Zika may affect you.