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Provides links to how-to information on special health concerns of seniors. Includes healthy aging, sexuality, hearing loss, osteoporosis, and walking for fitness. Also covers writing an advance directive.
Learn ways to help older adults stay socially connected.
Being a health care agent is an important job. Here are tips for thinking about who might be the best person for the job.
Learn how a health crisis motivated others to get active.
Discusses role of health care agent if you can't make health care decisions for yourself. Covers medical power of attorney and living will. Includes link to checklist for writing an advance directive.
A health care agent is someone you choose in advance to make health care decisions for you if you can't speak for yourself. A health care agent also may be called a health care proxy or a health care surrogate. This person may be called something else in your state. Who can be a health care agent? For your health care...
Picture yourself making physical activity a routine, and practice taking small steps to get started.
Good nutrition is important for older adults to help them stay strong and reduce the risk of disease. But as you get older, it can be harder to eat in healthy ways. If you have health problems or can't be active, you may not feel as hungry as you used to. You may not plan and make meals as often. Here are common...
Dental care for older people is much the same as for younger adults. But older adults do have concerns that younger adults do not. These may include: Caring for dentures. Having trouble holding a toothbrush. Having gum disease. Having tooth decay on the roots of teeth. Replacing missing teeth and broken fillings...
Learn how advance directives let others know your care preferences when you can't speak for yourself.
Learn more about what questions to keep asking—as your treatment and preferences change.
It's never too late to start getting active. Being fit is important for everyone. You can benefit from physical activity even if you think of yourself as "elderly" or you already have conditions such as arthritis or heart disease. Being more active will help you feel better and may even help you live longer. If you...