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Health, Well-Being, and Independence and Aging NIA

(3 days ago) Improving the Health, Well-Being, and Independence of Adults as They Age New insights into lifestyle, psychological, and other environmental influences on health promise to have a profound impact on the ability of older adults to remain physically healthy and cognitively, emotionally, and socially vital into very advanced ages – ideally, for as long as they live.

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Healthy Eating National Institute on Aging

(5 days ago) Sample Menus: Healthy Eating for Older Adults. Planning a day’s worth of meals using smart food choices might seem overwhelming at first. Here are some sample menus to show you how easy it can be. These menus provide 2,000 calories a day and do not exceed the recommended amount of sodium or calories from saturated fats and added sugars.

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Bladder Health for Older Adults National Institute on Aging

(8 days ago) A heating pad on the back or abdomen may also help. For more information on bladder health, visit 13 Tips to Keep Your Bladder Healthy. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) 800-860-8747 (toll-free) 866-569-1162 (TTY/toll-free) [email protected]nih.gov. www.niddk.nih.gov.

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Prostate Problems National Institute on Aging

(8 days ago) For more details on treatment choices for prostate cancer, call the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service at 800-422-6237 or visit their website.. PSA Testing. Until recently, many doctors encouraged yearly PSA testing for all men beginning at age 50, or even earlier for men at high risk of prostate cancer.

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How Older Adults Can Get Started with Exercise National

(2 days ago) Some health conditions can affect your exercise routine. For example, people with arthritis may need to avoid some types of activity, especially when joints are swollen or inflamed. Those with diabetes may need to adjust their daily schedule, meal plan, or medications when planning their activities.

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NIH expands program that conducts large-scale clinical

(5 days ago) The National Institutes of Health’s Health Care Systems (HCS) Research Collaboratory, which involves health care systems in conducting large-scale clinical studies, has announced five new research awards — totaling $4.15 million for a one-year planning phase, with an estimated $30.85 million expected for four subsequent years of study implementation.

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Electronic health records-based tool uses data to detect

(3 days ago) A newly developed tool based on data in electronic health records (EHRs) could be used to detect patients with undiagnosed dementia and flag their records for future follow-up, according to a study supported in part by NIA. The model could help address the problem of missed or late diagnoses of dementia in older adults.

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NIA Expert Meeting on Pathways and Mechanisms: Meeting …

(6 days ago) 9:45 Stress, Immune Function, and Health: Causal Relationships and Underlying Mechanisms. Janice Kiecolt -Glaser, Distinguished University Professor, Institute of Behavioral Medicine Research Ohio State University College of Medicine . 10:45 Break . 11:00 . Science of Behavior Change: Increasing Precision in Causal Analyses

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Vitamins and Minerals for Older Adults National

(5 days ago) Vitamins help your body grow and work the way it should. There are 13 essential vitamins vitamins A, C, D, E, K, and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, B 6, B 12, and folate).. Vitamins have different jobs to help keep the body working properly.

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Health Topics A-Z National Institute on Aging

(7 days ago) M. Medicines and medication management. Memory loss and forgetfulness. Menopause. Mental and emotional health. Mild cognitive impairment. Mixed dementia. …

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Real-Life Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity

(Just Now) No matter your health and physical abilities, you can gain a lot by staying active. In fact, studies show that “taking it easy” is risky. Often, inactivity is more to blame than age when older people lose the ability to do things on their own. Lack of physical activity also can lead to more visits to the doctor, more hospitalizations, and

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Talking With Your Doctor Worksheets National Institute

(1 days ago) Due to COVID-19, health care providers may offer more telehealth services to keep patients and health care providers safe. You can talk to your health care provider online through video or email, or by phone. Learn more about COVID-19 and doctor visits.

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What Do We Know About Healthy Aging

(6 days ago) Weight is a very complex issue. For older people, the health problems associated with obesity may take a back seat to problems associated with body composition (fat-to-muscle ratio) and location of fat (hip or waist) on the body. Many health problems are connected to being overweight or obese.

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Advance Care Planning: Health Care Directives National

(5 days ago) Durable power of attorney for health care. A durable power of attorney for health care is a legal document naming a health care proxy, someone to make medical decisions for you at times when you are unable to do so. Your proxy, also known as a representative, surrogate, or agent, should be familiar with your values and wishes.

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Promoting Wellness in Older Patients National Institute

(4 days ago) Encouraging Exercise and Physical Activity. Exercise has proven benefits for older people. It reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, colon cancer, and breast cancer.It also decreases the risk of falls and fall-related injuries.. Like the rest of us, older people may know that exercise is good for their health, but they may not have the

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Preventing Alzheimer's Disease: What Do We Know

(6 days ago) The results of SPRINT-MIND provide further evidence of the connection between cardiovascular health and brain health. Further studies are needed to determine which people, at what age, might benefit most from particular blood pressure management approaches, and how these approaches affect the risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

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When Does Drinking Become a Problem

(4 days ago) Sometimes this is a result of major life changes like death of dear friends or a loved one, moving to a new home, or failing health. These kinds of changes can cause loneliness, boredom, anxiety, or depression.

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Health Disparities and Aging NIA

(6 days ago) Health Disparities are differences in any health-related factor — disease burden, diagnosis, response to treatment, quality of life, health behaviors and access to care, to name only a few — that exist among population groups. Health disparities are associated with a broad, complex, and interrelated array of factors, and may reflect: Age; Race

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Memory, Forgetfulness, and Aging: What's Normal and What's

(8 days ago) Check with your doctor or health care professional before buying any product, including those labeled as dietary supplements, that promises to improve your memory or prevent dementia. Report any products or supplements being advertised as a treatment for Alzheimer's or other diseases on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website .

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Research on intermittent fasting shows health benefits

(Just Now) Evidence from decades of animal and human research points to wide-ranging health benefits of intermittent fasting, according to an NIA-conducted review of the research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.Still, more research is needed to determine whether intermittent fasting yields benefits or is even feasible for humans when practiced over the long term, such as for years.

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Exercise and Physical Activity Tracking Tools National

(6 days ago) Home Health Information Exercise and Physical Activity Tracking Tools. Exercise and Physical Activity Exercise and Physical Activity Tracking Tools Keeping track of your progress is a great way to stay motivated to exercise. Use these tracking tools to …

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Exercising with Chronic Conditions National Institute on

(Just Now) Exercising with Chronic Conditions. Almost anyone, at any age, can do some type of physical activity. You can still exercise even if you have a health condition like heart disease, arthritis, chronic pain, high blood pressure, or diabetes. In fact, physical activity may help. For most older adults, physical activities like brisk walking, riding

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National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP

(3 days ago) The National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP) is a longitudinal, population-based study of health and social factors, aiming to understand the well-being of older, community-dwelling Americans by examining the interactions among physical health and illness, medication use, cognitive function, emotional health, sensory function, health behaviors, social connectedness, sexuality

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Telehealth: What Is It, How to Prepare, Is It Covered

(2 days ago) Due to COVID-19, health care providers may increase their use of telehealth services to keep patients and health care providers safe. Recent policy changes during the COVID-19 pandemic have helped reduce barriers to telehealth access and have promoted the use of telehealth as a way to deliver acute, chronic, primary, and specialty care.

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Aging Research: Protect Health and Prevent Disease NIA

(1 days ago) As previously noted, aging is the primary risk factor for an array of diseases and conditions. However, research has shown that health habits and behaviors such as physical activity, proper nutrition, and avoidance of smoking and other health-harming behaviors can help people live longer, postpone the onset of disability, and increase quality

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What Is Alzheimer's Disease

(4 days ago) What Is Alzheimer's Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with the disease—those with …

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Advance care planning National Institute on Aging

(9 days ago) Learn about advance care planning, including a helpful checklist on arrangements you should make and discuss with family and caregivers. Understanding Health Care Decisions at the End of Life Being a health care proxy and making end-of-life care decisions for someone you love can be challenging

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The Emotional Benefits of Exercise National Institute on

(1 days ago) Research shows the benefits of exercise go beyond just physical well-being. Learn how physical activity helps support emotional and mental health. Share this infographic and help spread the word about the emotional benefits of exercise. Click on the social media icons above, or copy and paste the

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What Do We Know About Diet and Prevention of Alzheimer's

(1 days ago) While scientists aren’t sure yet why the Mediterranean diet might help the brain, its effect on improving cardiovascular health might in turn reduce dementia risk. Two recent studies suggest that, as part of this diet, eating fish may be the strongest factor influencing …

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Brain Health & Aging: The Basics

(5 days ago) Talking About Brain Health & Aging: The Basics. ACL is an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Educator Note: Developed for Aging and Disability Network professionals, this presentation aims to provide a foundation for educating adults and their caregivers about brain health, including ways to promote healthy aging and reduce potential threats to brain health.

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Fatigue in Older Adults National Institute on Aging

(1 days ago) Managing a health problem may make the fatigue go away. Your doctor can help. COVID-19 symptoms and fatigue Symptoms of COVID-19 include shortness of breath, headaches, and fatigue. If you have any of these or other COVID-19 symptoms, contact your health care provider immediately.

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Why Population Aging Matters

(Just Now) a few decades, the loss of health and life worldwide will be greater from noncommunicable or chronic diseases (e.g., cardiovascular disease, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, arthritis, and diabetes) than from infectious diseases, childhood diseases, and accidents.

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Hot Flashes: What Can I Do

(6 days ago) In 2002, a study that was part of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), funded by the National Institutes of Health, was stopped early because participants who received a certain kind of estrogen with progesterone were found to have a significantly higher risk of stroke, heart attacks, breast cancer, dementia, urinary incontinence, and

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What Is Long-Term Care

(Just Now) Home Health Care. Home health care involves part-time medical services ordered by a physician for a specific condition. These services may include nursing care to help a person recover from surgery, an accident, or illness. Home health care may also include physical, occupational, or speech therapy and temporary home health aide services.

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What Is Respite Care

(8 days ago) What Is Respite Care? Respite care provides short-term relief for primary caregivers. It can be arranged for just an afternoon or for several days or weeks. Care can be provided at home, in a healthcare facility, or at an adult day center.

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Read and Share NIA Infographics National Institute on Aging

(3 days ago) Read and Share NIA Infographics. NIA's infographics tell a visual story about a wide variety of issues pertinent to aging. They are great to share on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media. En español.

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Heart Health and Aging National Institute on Aging

(3 days ago) Look up the definitions of unfamiliar heart health terms in the Heart Health Glossary. The most common aging change is increased stiffness of the large arteries, called arteriosclerosis (ahr-teer-ee-o-skluh-roh-sis), or hardening of the arteries. This causes high blood pressure, or hypertension, which becomes more common as we age.

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What Is a Heart Attack

(8 days ago) Look up the definitions of unfamiliar heart health terms in the Heart Health Glossary. A heart attack is an emergency. Learn the warning signs of a heart attack. The signs can include: Crushing chest pain or pressure and/or discomfort or pain elsewhere in the upper body, neck, or arms; Nausea;

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Exercise & Physical Activity For Healthy Aging Get Fit For

(8 days ago) health. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EXERCISE? Physical activity . refers to any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy . Exercise. is a form of physical activity that is planned, structured, repetitive and performed with the goal of improving health or ftness Although all exercise is physical

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Four studies explore women’s brain and heart health during

(4 days ago) Midlife health may be an important determinant of cognitive and heart health later on in life, suggests new findings from the NIH-supported Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN).This study, which has been examining women’s health during midlife since the late 1990s, has been collecting data on more than 3,000 multiethnic women at seven centers across the United States.

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