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
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.
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 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.