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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.
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.
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.
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.
Molecular Methods (for Health ABC AS01-21, Ferrell project
(8 days ago) Molecular Methods (for Health ABC AS01-21, Ferrell project) Because there is limited amount of DNA on each participant, we initially “bulked up” the genomic DNA via whole genome amplification, using the Genomiphi Kits (product #25660002) from Amersham Biosciences, 800 …
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
What Is Lewy Body Dementia
(5 days ago) Also, discuss other health problems and provide a list of all current medications, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and supplements. Certain medications can worsen LBD symptoms. Caregivers may be reluctant to talk about a person's symptoms when that person is present. Ask to speak with the doctor privately if necessary.
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 …
Looking for Non-English Health Information
(9 days ago) HealthReach is a national collaborative partnership that has created a database of free multilingual, multicultural health information and patient education materials for those working with or providing services to individuals with limited English proficiency. Browse publications from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and other parts of the
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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(6 days ago) Alzheimer's Disease. Understanding Memory Loss (easy-to-read booklet) Alzheimer's Disease in People with Down Syndrome. Legal and Financial Planning for People Living With Dementia. Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide. View all Alzheimer's disease.
Health Disparities National Institute on Aging
(5 days ago) The health status of racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S. has improved steadily over the last century. Despite such progress, disturbing disparities in health persist between majority and minority populations. Demographic projections predict a substantial change in the racial and ethnic makeup of the older population, heightening the need to examine and reduce differences in health
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
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
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;
Persistent and Large Racial/Ethnic Disparities: Beyond the
(3 days ago) Population health researchers should explore the intersection of racism and health for two main reasons. First, assessing the adverse impact of racism on health is one essential part of monitoring population health, analyzing its determinants, and providing evidence for public health action. Second, understanding the impact of racism on the
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.
Focus on Aging: Federal Partners’ Webinar Series
(7 days ago) Focus on Aging: Federal Partners’ Webinar Series. This webinar series will address important topics for public health and health care professionals, aging services organizations, the research community, and other stakeholders in aging. The series is a joint project of four of the federal agencies that support the health and wellness of older
Social isolation, loneliness in older people pose health
(7 days ago) Health effects of social isolation, loneliness. Research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of physical and mental conditions: high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, a weakened immune system, anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, and even death.