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Spanish-language Resources on Aging

Caring for a person at the end of life can be complicated. The National Institute on Aging has resources in both English and Spanish to help. Check out these newly translated Spanish-language articles: Proporcionar cuidados de confort al final de la vida (Providing Comfort at the End of Life) Read about how to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort to aContinue reading “Spanish-language Resources on Aging”

Article: “Bioethics for Aging Societies: Informing Policy and Practice.”

A note from Nancy Berlinger, Research Scholar from the Hastings Center: “This article is part of The Hastings Center’s public-facing initiative Bioethics for Aging Societies: Informing Policy and Practice, building on the 2018 Hastings Center Report special report What Makes a Good Life in Late Life?  This work is made possible by a major grantContinue reading “Article: “Bioethics for Aging Societies: Informing Policy and Practice.””

7 Tips for Coping with Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a common problem for older adults. About one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing loss. Here are seven tips on how to cope: If you notice signs of hearing loss, seek professional advice. Let people know you have a hearing problem. Ask people to face you andContinue reading “7 Tips for Coping with Hearing Loss”

Tips on Keeping Your Heart Healthy as You Age

Keep your heart healthy as you get older by: Being more physically active. Talk with your doctor about the type of activities that would be best for you. Move every day, even just for 10 minutes at a time (or less!). Start by doing activities you enjoy—brisk walking, dancing, bowling, bicycling, or gardening. Get more ideas on howContinue reading “Tips on Keeping Your Heart Healthy as You Age”

Get the Latest News on Aging and Alzheimer’s

Check out these articles for the latest in aging advances and research happening at the National Institute on Aging at NIH: Drug combo removes senescent cells, restores cell growth in obese mouse model—The senolytic drug combination of dasatinib and quercetin cleared senescent cells from obese mice in a study by researchers at the Mayo ClinicContinue reading “Get the Latest News on Aging and Alzheimer’s”

Spanish-language Resources on Aging

Caring for a person at the end of life can be complicated. The National Institute on Aging has resources in both English and Spanish to help. Check out these newly translated Spanish-language articles: Proporcionar cuidados de confort al final de la vida (Providing Comfort at the End of Life) Read about how to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort to aContinue reading “Spanish-language Resources on Aging”

Changing The Way We Look At Dementia 

By Judith Graham FEBRUARY 8, 2018 Come join us on Feb. 13 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. ET for a live discussion about improving care and services for people with dementia and supporting caregivers. RSVP here.    Navigating Aging focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors andContinue reading “Changing The Way We Look At Dementia “

What are common risks to cognitive health?

Genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors are all thought to influence cognitive health. Genetic factors are passed down from a parent to child and cannot be changed. However, there are risk factors that you do have some control over. These environmental and lifestyle factors include: • health problems (heart disease, diabetes, stroke, depression) • brain injuriesContinue reading “What are common risks to cognitive health?”