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  1. Getting Help from Other Caregivers

    New to caregiving? You'll likely need assistance of a geriatric care manager and access to the many resources available to you in your community. WebMD tells you what you need to know.

  2. Caring for Parents, Keeping Them Healthy

    WebMD offers tips for taking care of your aging parents -- from helping with doctor visits to helping them eat well.

  3. What You Need to Know About Assisted Living

    Assisted living is a type of housing designed for people who need various levels of medical and personal care. WebMD offers questions to ask when you are considering assisted living for yourself or a loved one.

  4. Answers to 10 Questions About Healthy Aging

    WebMD answers 10 questions about healthy aging.

  5. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Nutrition and Healthy Aging

    Good nutrition is the cornerstone of healthy aging. Yet as we age, dietary requirements change. WebMD provides questions to ask your doctor about your nutritional needs.

  6. Sarcopenia With Aging

    Sarcopenia is the gradual loss of muscle mass that can affect people in their 30s and beyond. WebMD explains sarcopenia, including its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.

  7. Understanding Vision Problems -- Prevention

    Read tips about the prevention of vision problems and eye strain.

  8. Writing an Advance Directive - Topic Overview

    What is an advance directive?An advance directive is a legal document that helps ensure that your health care wishes will be respected if you become unable to speak or otherwise communicate. In the absence of a written document, sometimes an advance directive may be an oral communication, where you express your wishes for care verbally to your family members or health care agent. An advance ...

  9. Care at the End of Life - Topic Overview

    What kind of care can I expect at the end of life?You can be assured that you will receive treatments to manage symptoms and keep you comfortable at the end of life. These types of treatments are known as palliative care. Palliative care can also help people manage symptoms of non - life - limiting conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. The goal of palliative care is to help people maintain ...

  10. Preventing Slips and Falls Among Older Adults

    Falling is the most common cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among seniors. WebMD offers guidelines for preventing falls in the home.

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