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Cognitive Health Learn how your brain changes as you age and what you can do to keep your cognitive function at its best. Exercise and Physical Activity Being active as you age can help maintain your independence. Healthy Eating Tips for healthy eating, sample menus, eating plans, and more. Doctor-Patient Communication

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Health Topics A-Z National Institute on Aging

M. Medicines and medication management. Memory loss and forgetfulness. Menopause. Mental and emotional health. Mild cognitive impairment. Mixed dementia. Mourning and grief. Movement disorders and problems.

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Healthy Eating National Institute on Aging

Home Health Information. Healthy Eating Making a plan to eat healthy can keep you healthy and active for longer. Read these articles on how to make smart food choices, shop for healthy food on a budget, and what vitamins and minerals older people need. Use the sample menus to plan your meals and shopping list!

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Healthcare professionals information National Institute

Find NIA materials intended for health care professionals to use in their practices and to share with their patients and communities. In 2011, clinical diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease dementia were revised, and research guidelines for earlier stages of the disease were characterized to

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

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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Advance Care Planning: Health Care Directives National

Advance care planning is not just about old age. At any age, a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your own health care decisions. Even if you are not sick now, planning for health care in the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you would want, if you are unable to speak for yourself and doctors and family members are …

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Dietary Supplements for Older Adults National Institute

What is a dietary supplement? Dietary supplements are substances you might use to add nutrients to your diet or to lower your risk of health problems such as osteoporosis or arthritis.Dietary supplements come in the form of pills, capsules, powders, gel capsules and tablets, extracts, or liquids.

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Caenorhabditis Intervention Testing Program (CITP

National Institutes of Health, NIH, National Institute on Aging, NIA, Caenorhabditis Intervention Testing Program, CITP Created Date: 12/11/2019 12:20:27 PM

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Molecular Methods (for Health ABC AS01-21, Ferrell project

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 Centennial Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08855).

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What Do We Know About Healthy Aging

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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Four Types of Exercise Can Improve Your Health and

Endurance exercises improve the health of your heart, lungs, and circulatory system. They also can delay or prevent many diseases that are common in older adults such as diabetes, colon and breast cancers, heart disease, and others. Physical activities that build endurance include: Brisk walking or jogging; Yard work (mowing, raking)

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All About the Flu and How to Prevent It National

Flu is a mild illness for some people. For older people, especially those who have health problems like diabetes or heart disease, the flu can be very serious, even life-threatening. How serious is the flu? Most people who get the flu feel much better in a week or two. But, some people can get very sick.

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Real-Life Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity

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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How Older Adults Can Get Started with Exercise National

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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Vascular Dementia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Vascular Dementia Health Topic. This overview from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) on vascular dementia links to more information on clinical trials and related health topics. Multi-Infarct Dementia Information Page. This NINDS webpage provides an overview of vascular dementia caused by multiple, often “silent,” strokes.

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Resources for Health Care Professionals National

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, provides a wide range of health in formation articles and resources on aging and conditions associated with growing older. NIA leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

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Health, Well-Being, and Independence and Aging NIA

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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Exercising with Chronic Conditions National Institute on

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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