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Healthy Aging Tips for the Older Adults in Your Life

WebHealthy eating is an important part of healthy aging. As with exercise, eating well is not just about weight. Having a healthy diet can help support muscles and strengthen bones, …

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Real-Life Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity

WebPhysical activity can help: Reduce feelings of depression and stress, while improving your mood and overall emotional well-being. Increase your energy level. …

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Healthy Eating As You Age: Know Your Food Groups

WebThese give you important vitamins and minerals, with less fat. Certain fortified dairy alternatives can provide similar nutritional content to dairy. 1 cup-equivalent of dairy …

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How To Find Reliable Health Information Online

WebAs a rule, health websites sponsored by federal government agencies are accurate sources of information. You can reach all federal websites by visiting …

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Lewy Body Dementia

WebNATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. 3 . The Basics of Lewy Body Dementia . LBD is a disease associated with abnormal deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein in the brain.

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What Do We Know About Healthy Aging

WebMental health, or mental wellness, is essential to your overall health and quality of life. It affects how we think, feel, act, make choices, and relate to others. …

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Adopting healthy habits: What do we know about the …

WebIf the person’s behavior changes (in this case, they increase their physical activity), the researchers would need to determine whether the change resulted from the …

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Where Research Comes of Age National Institute on Aging

WebWhere Research Comes of Age About NIA. Content last update: March 3, 2024. View or download as a PDF. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the …

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

WebTelehealth is a service that uses video calling and other technologies to help you see your doctor or other health care provider from home instead of at a medical facility. …

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Mitochondrial DNA release drives cellular senescence and …

WebOld and damaged cells self-destruct through a programmed cell death called apoptosis. During apoptosis, mitochondria — the powerhouses in a cell — undergo a …

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How can strength training build healthier bodies as we age

WebA good goal is about 150 minutes per week of moderate-level exercise, but you see benefits even at lower levels than that. Older adults should try to get strength training in the mix …

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Osteoporosis National Institute on Aging

WebOsteoporosis develops when more bone is broken down than replaced. The inside of a bone looks something like a honeycomb. When someone has osteoporosis, …

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Aging in Place: Growing Older at Home

WebFederal, state, and local governments offer many resources for older adults and their families and caregivers. A good place to start is the Eldercare Locator, which connects …

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NIA is leading efforts to coordinate NIH palliative care research

WebThe blog authors thank the other members of the core NIA palliative care team, Basil Eldadah and Elena Fazio, for their contributions to this post, and Jessica Boten for …

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High Blood Pressure and Older Adults National Institute on Aging

WebHigh blood pressure is defined as systolic pressure of 130 or higher, or a diastolic pressure of 80 or higher. For older adults, often the first number (systolic) is 130 …

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Services for Older Adults Living at Home

WebHome health care services may be available to help older people with many aspects of health care, such as medications, wound care, medical equipment, and …

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Creating enduring change: climate change, health, and policy: a …

WebFrom March to August 2024, NIA will host a webinar series (1 hour monthly sessions) on Translational Science in Climate and Health. In these monthly meetings, expert …

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Loneliness and social isolation National Institute on Aging

WebLoneliness and social isolation. Everyone needs social connections to survive and thrive. But as people age, they often find themselves spending more time alone. If you are …

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Translating Climate and Health Research Insights into Action: An …

WebFrom March to August 2024, NIA will host a webinar series (1 hour monthly sessions) on Translational Science in Climate and Health. In these monthly meetings, expert …

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Team Science in Climate and Health National Institute on Aging

WebFrom March to August 2024, NIA will host a webinar series (1 hour monthly sessions) on Translational Science in Climate and Health. In these monthly meetings, expert …

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Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet National Institute on Aging

WebAlzheimer’s is currently ranked as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and is the most common cause of dementia among older adults. Dementia …

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Opportunities for climate and health research through the use of

WebFrom March to August 2024, NIA will host a webinar series (1 hour monthly sessions) on Translational Science in Climate and Health. In these monthly meetings, expert …

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Facts About Aging and Alcohol National Institute on Aging

WebDrinking too much alcohol over a long time can: Lead to some kinds of cancer, liver damage, immune system disorders, and brain damage. Worsen some …

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What Is Long-Term Care

WebPaying for long-term care. Long-term care involves a variety of services designed to meet a person’s health or personal care needs when they can no longer …

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Dietary Supplements for Older Adults

WebMen need 1,000 mg between age 51 and 70 and 1,200 mg after 70, but not more than 2,000 mg a day. Vitamin D: 600 IU (International Units) for people age 51 to 70 and 800 IU for …

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Choosing A Health Care Proxy National Institute on Aging

WebIn most states, a health care proxy must be age 18 or older. In Alabama and Nebraska, a proxy must be age 19 or older. In all cases, a proxy must be of sound mind. Some …

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Long-Term Care Facilities: Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, and …

WebLearn about facility-based long-term care services, including assisted living, nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, and other residential facilities.

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Environmental Justice, Climate Justice, and its Integration and

WebFrom March to August 2024, NIA will host a webinar series (1 hour monthly sessions) on Translational Science in Climate and Health. In these monthly meetings, expert …

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