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Search results for "Helping older family members become more active" Displaying 1 - 20 of approximately 80 results. Staying Motivated to Exercise: ... Set a goal to be more active most days of the week, and create a plan for being physically active that fits into your life and that you can follow. Your healthcare team can help.

Pain: You Can Get Help | National Institute on Aging

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For more information, read Providing Comfort at the End of Life. Caring for Someone in Pain. It's hard to see a loved one hurting. Caring for a person in pain can leave you feeling tired and discouraged. To keep from feeling overwhelmed, you might consider asking other family members and friends for help.

Aging in Place: Growing Older at Home | National Institute ...

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Family, friends, and neighbors are the biggest source of help for many older people. Talk with those close to you about the best way to get what you need. If you are physically able, think about trading services with a friend or neighbor. One could do the grocery shopping, and the other could cook dinner, for example.

Providing Care and Comfort at the End of Life | National ...

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Comfort care is an essential part of medical care at the end of life.It is care that helps or soothes a person who is dying. The goals are to prevent or relieve suffering as much as possible and to improve quality of life while respecting the dying person's wishes.

Older Drivers | National Institute on Aging

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Leave more space between you and the car in front of you. Start braking early when you need to stop. Avoid heavy traffic areas or rush-hour driving when you can. If you must drive on a fast-moving highway, drive in the right-hand lane. Traffic moves more slowly there, giving you more time to make safe driving decisions. Medications Can Affect ...

Supporting Older Patients with Chronic Conditions ...

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Approximately 85 percent of older adults have at least one chronic health condition, and 60 percent have at least two chronic conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.For many older people, coping with multiple chronic conditions is a real challenge.

Diabetes in Older People | National Institute on Aging

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Be active. Walking and other forms of daily exercise can help improve glucose levels in older people with diabetes. Set a goal to be more active most days of the week, and create a plan for being physically active that fits into your life and that you can follow. Your healthcare team can help. Take your medicines.

Promoting Wellness in Older Patients | National Institute ...

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Suggest NIA's information on healthy eating for older adults. Too Old to Exercise? Studies Say No! Together, exercise and lifestyle changes, such as becoming more active and eating healthy food, reduce the risk of diabetes in high-risk older people. In one study, lifestyle changes led to a 71 percent decrease in diabetes among people 60 and older.

Elder Abuse | National Institute on Aging

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Abuse can happen in many places, including the older person's home, a family member's house, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home. The mistreatment of older adults can be by family members, strangers, health care providers, caregivers, or friends. Types of Abuse. There are many types of abuse:

Understanding Healthcare Decisions at the End of Life ...

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Sometimes medical staff, the patient, and family members disagree about a medical care decision. This can be especially problematic when the dying person can’t tell the doctors what kind of end-of-life care he or she wants. For example, the family might want more active treatment, like chemotherapy, than the doctors think will be helpful.

Participating in Activities You Enjoy | National Institute ...

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Research shows that staying active can help older adults like June stay healthy. Benefits of an Active Lifestyle. Engaging in social and productive activities you enjoy, like taking an art class or becoming a volunteer in your community, may help to maintain your well-being. Research tells us that older people with an active lifestyle:

Tips for Improving Communication with Older Patients ...

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or "Do you have family nearby?" With returning patients, friendly questions about their families or activities can relieve stress. Try Not to Rush Older people may have trouble following rapid-fire questioning or torrents of information. By speaking more slowly, you will give them time to process what is being asked or said.

Changes in Intimacy and Sexuality in Alzheimer's Disease ...

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Helping Family and Friends Understand Alzheimer's Disease If you are interested in learning more about Alzheimer's & Dementia, please call us at 1-800-438-4380, Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-5:00 pm Eastern Time or send an email to adear@nia.nih.gov

Mourning the Death of a Spouse | National Institute on Aging

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You can develop meaningful relationships with friends and family members of all ages. Many people find that pets provide important companionship. Take Care of Yourself. Get help from your family, friends, or professionals if you need it. Be open to new experiences. Take time to adjust to life without your spouse. Read about this topic in Spanish.

Heart Health and Aging | National Institute on Aging

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To learn more about making heart-healthy lifestyle changes, visit the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The Future of Research on Aging and the Heart. Adults age 65 and older are more likely than younger people to suffer from cardiovascular disease, which is problems with the heart, blood vessels, or both.

Talking with Older Patients About Sensitive Topics ...

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Caring for an older patient requires discussing sensitive topics. Many older people have a "don't ask, don't tell" relationship with healthcare providers about certain problems, such as driving, urinary incontinence, or sexuality.Hidden health issues, such as memory loss or depression, are a challenge.Addressing problems related to safety and independence, such as giving up one's driver's ...

Tips for Living Alone with Early-Stage Dementia | National ...

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Get more information and advice on legal and financial planning. Understand your options for in-home care. Family members and friends can often help with everyday activities. If you will need more help, look into options for a personal care assistant or home health care aide and their costs.

Adapting Activities for People with Alzheimer's Disease ...

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Going Out. People in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease may still enjoy going out to places they enjoyed in the past. For example, the person might enjoy going to a favorite restaurant, park, shopping mall, swimming pool, museum, or theater.

Alzheimer’s Caregiving | National Institute on Aging

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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. Helping Kids Understand Alzheimer's Disease Get tips to help children, teens, and grandchildren understand Alzheimer's disease, plus ideas for spending time together.

What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care? | National ...

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For example, if an older person wants to die at home, receiving end-of-life care for pain and other symptoms, and makes this known to healthcare providers and family, it is less likely he or she will die in a hospital receiving unwanted treatments. Learn more about advance care planning.