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Dementia-related pain: What caregivers need to know
Up to 80% of people with dementia experience pain. Learn how to recognize it and advocate for pain management for your loved one.
6 tips to keep your brain healthy
Changes to your body and brain are normal with age. Yet there are some things you can do to help slow the decline in memory and lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
When to seek help for memory loss
Several conditions — not just Alzheimer's disease — can cause memory loss in older adults. Find out why getting a prompt diagnosis and appropriate care is important.
Now is the right time for advance directives
The best time to make an advance care plan is now. Starting a conversation about advance health care planning can be challenging, but it’s important. Here's what you need to know to get started.
Don't leave your health decisions to chance
It’s easy to put off making important decisions in life, especially documenting your health care wishes. But doing so can bring peace of mind and lead to better future health outcomes.
Memory lapses: Normal aging or something more?
Memory lapses and modest decline in thinking skills are common with age. How do you know it's a sign of something more? Learn what to watch for and get tips for coping with memory loss.
Don’t be bad to the bone: How to preserve bone mass
By age 30, your bones may have already started to lose mass — one of the first signs of osteoporosis. Learn who's at greatest risk and what you can do to maintain bone mass.
Caregiving, self-care during, beyond the COVID-19 pandemic
As society emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, caregivers can take a collective deep breath and begin to take advantage of the return of supportive services. Use these tips as you navigate this time and your role.
How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting caregiving
It's not surprising that the COVID-19 pandemic changed how we provided caregiving for our loved ones. Read how it's changed, and get tips for positive caregiving support within a family.
Q&A: Surprising, but normal, changes in aging bodies
As you age, some surprising body changes can occur, like losing height or leaking when laughing. Learn what's natural, what's not and steps to delay or lessen the changes.
Weird, but normal, body reactions of aging
Getting older? Noticing some wrinkles and muscle loss or forgetting names? In this Q&A, learn simple steps to delay or lessen those changes.
Ways for seniors to remain active during winter
Physical activity is good for people of all ages, especially seniors. Here are tips to keeping moving even during winter's cold, dark days.